(+) DEVILS APPOINT THE 50 NEW SCOUTS
Manchester United have appointed 50 new scouts in a matter of months as part of their rigorous behind-thescenes revamp. One of the main findings from United’s root-andbranch review into recruitment and the academy was the need for more talent spotters on the ground across the globe. Club bosses have searched far and wide to identify additional support, with new staff hired on every continent in a bid to beat rivals to stars.
It is understood first-team and academy recruitment now comes under the same umbrella. United previously had operated with a tight team reporting into management, particularly under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward sanctioned the move after identifying the need for expansion and strengthening across the board, and