Ed Woodward Turns Down Sir Alex Ferguson's Recommendation For Director Of Football

Sir Alex Ferguson has recommended that Manchester United sign former Everton man Steve Walsh as Director of Football but the idea has been rejected by Ed Woodward.

When Jose Mourinho was sacked in December it was largely accepted that the manager wasn't the only problem at Manchester United and it was thought that in the months till the end of the season they would appoint a director of football to sort some of those issues.

Instead there has been little talk of who that would be and the club appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager without anyone being appointed above him.

The transfer window is now in full flow and the Premier League side still don't have anyone in position. Now Sky Sports have reported that club legend Sir Alex Ferguson has recommended Steve Walsh but the idea has been turned down by Ed Woodward:

Fans won't be too happy with the news that Woodward has rejected the idea:

There's a thought that part of the club's issues have been that they've tried to sign big names rather than the players they actually need.

Whilst this looks to have ended this summer Woodward's idea that he wants someone associated with the club would be the same issue.

Unless the man they get in is someone like Edwin van der Saar, who's had experience with Ajax, then Walsh would surely be a better appointment.

Walsh was a huge part of Leicester City's Premier League success and scouted Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante for the Foxes.

He moved to Everton in the summer of 2017 but had far less success with the Toffees, only lasting one year, but has far more experience than most in transfers.

Woodward has been in charge of recruitment since 2013, the same summer Fergie left as manager, when he took over from David Gill.

Most of his signings haven't gone well and the Red Devils' squad is in need of a huge boost this summer, so far they've only signed Daniel James.

Who should be in charge of transfers at Old Trafford?

Ryan Sidle

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