Manchester United have reportedly identified Atletico Madrid’s Andrea Berta as their preferred candidate to become the club’s first director of football.
The Reds endured a frustrating summer in the transfer market, with plenty of talk over disagreements between executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and manager Jose Mourinho. Neither could agree on what the team needed as Woodward all of a sudden became an expert on footballing standards, presumably after completing one season of career mode on FIFA 18 and taking United to the promised land.
The League Cup rather than the Champions League when it concerns Woodward…
Moving on, it is suggested by the Evening Standard that Berta is now emerging as the strongest contender to fill the position at Old Trafford.
The Atletico chief has overseen some fine signings in Madrid, bringing in the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Jan Oblak, who have become world-renowned footballers under manager Diego Simeone.
The same report also claims Berta had played a big part in keeping Griezmann from leaving the club and signing a new contract.
We could do with some good news after a difficult start to the season.