After overseeing a mass of disappointing signings in the past 5 years, Manchester United are planning to restructure their recruitment policy and the team operating behind it.
So far, the plan has been for the respective managers to make their demands and Ed Woodward to sign off on them without any thought. That has resulted in the Red Devils losing a lot of money on misfit players such as Alexis Sanchez, Fred, Eric Bailly, only to name a few.
This has spelt disaster for not only the club’s operational structure but also in terms of results on the pitch. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dictating proceedings now, Woodward has decided to surround the Norwegian with a team of able professionals to help him make decisions about signings.
And the personnel selected for the jobs are none other than the legendary figures who played for the club for years in the past – Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra.
Darren Fletcher, who was being lined up to solely become the club’s sporting director will instead be heading this three-man committee. The other two positions will hopefully be filled by any of the aforementioned names who accept their respective offers.
Another former player, Gary Neville has however voiced his concerns regarding this new approach United are set to take. He previously stated, “How can it be that four players that have never been businessmen, never been sporting directors, are put forward for this difficult role at the biggest club in the world? It’s a shambles.”