Manchester United are planning to shake-up their scouting structure for a second time in a year.
The Daily Mail says United look set for a huge squad overhaul this summer as the club looks to bring in several first-team scouts.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the club’s owners the Glazer family have come under enormous criticism over United’s recruitment in recent years.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s current squad has been deemed by many observers to be inadequate for a club of United’s stature, with the Red Devils currently languishing six points behind the Premier League’s coveted top four places.
Much of the blame for that situation has been laid at the door of the club’s transfer strategy, with several big-money flops having failed to replicate the success the club enjoyed before legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
Now the club are seeking to rectify that by bringing in several new first-team scouts to scour the world for the finest talent.
The new scouts will report to United’s senior scouting team of Marcel Bout, Jim Lawlor and Simon Wells – and the hope is that they can help the club identify the young talent needed to build a more successful future and return the Red Devils to their glory days.