Manchester United are set to resume their search for a technical director following the close of the summer transfer window, as per BBC Sport.
The club intended to appoint someone for the role after Jose Mourinho was replaced as manager, but as of yet there is still a lack of a figure with football knowledge who can help make key decisions along with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It’s hard to believe the Reds have still not found their man; BBC’s report claims insiders said that when Solskjaer was given the full-time job in March, a technical director was expected to be appointed before the start of the new season.
United desperately need someone in the role who is capable to shape a proper recruitment strategy with Solskjaer.
Fans have had to endure another largely frustrating transfer window, despite three new exciting additions.
It’s inexcusable that the club could not find a midfield replacement for Ander Herrera who was known to be leaving Old Trafford since May.
Central midfield was already a key area of weakness before the Spaniard’s exit so the signing of a midfielder should have been high up on Vice-Executive chairman Ed Woodward’s list of priorities.
Despite Solskjaer stating replacements would be signed for outgoing players, the Reds also failed to replace Romelu Lukaku who left for Inter Milan on deadline day.
It’s time for Ed Woodward to take a step back on the footballing side of things and leave the job to an experienced technical director. He has proved time and time again he is inadequate in aiding player recruitment and it’s crucial the right person is now appointed.