Manchester United are looking to bring in a number of first-team scouts ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a Daily Mail report which suggests Man Utd will look to revamp the recruitment at the club in order to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the best chance of success.
This is more proof that the club is a reactionary state in the hands of Ed Woodward because this idea should have been implemented a long time ago. It was clear after José Mourinho’s sacking that Manchester United needed to be restructured — from top to bottom — and to add more footballing people to the board so it’s no completely business orientated.
They want us to believe United are working hard on improving their scouting operation, but a long time ago they said a director of football would be brought in to help the manager who would succeed Mourinho.
No, you guessed it. Still nothing.
The report goes on the claim United are eager to give Solskjaer at least another transfer window to reshape his squad — all while doing absolutely no business this month!
Matt Hughes writes: “United are seeking to bring in a number of first-team scouts who will report to United’s senior scouting team of Marcel Bout, Jim Lawlor and Simon Wells.
“The club’s owners, the Glazer family, and Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, have received a considerable amount of criticism for the way in which the club is run and a lack of transfer activity so far this month.”
I’d call this a joke — but it is not one big funny.