Ed Woodward Manchester United

Manchester United technical director search stalls – leaving Woodward still in charge of transfers

Ed Woodward will remain in charge of Manchester United’s transfer activity this summer, with the club stalling over the appointment of a technical director.

Manchester United had been reported to be interested in appointing an inaugural technical director to oversee signings this summer, as the club look to restructure the hierarchy at Old Trafford.

A host of former players, including the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher and Patrice Evra are believed to have held talks regarding the position, however according to the Daily Mail United are not expected to make an appointment this summer.

Woodward, alongside head of corporate affairs Matt Judge, will oversee the club’s summer business with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, assistant Mike Phelan and chief scouts Jim Lawlor and Mick Court contributing to decisions regarding proposed targets.

Woodward in particular has come under criticism for his role in the club’s recruitment in recent seasons, with the news unlikely to be greeted positively by the club’s support.

Daniel James’ £18m move from Swansea became United’s first piece of business of the summer, whilst the club are also reported to be interested in deals for Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka as Solskjaer targets a core of young, British talent.

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