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Manchester United 'to install director of football'

Man United 'to install director of football'
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A report claims that Manchester United are to appoint a director of football to help oversee transfer activity.

Manchester United are reportedly planning to appoint a director of football for the first time in their 140-year history following this summer's transfer failure.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was left frustrated at the club's inability to land the two targets he was after in the final few weeks of the window, which closed on Thursday evening.

As part of a backroom restructuring of the club, The Guardian claims that someone will be brought in to overlook all transfer activity, although executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will still have a key say in who stays and who goes.

Mourinho was particularly keen to bring in a new centre-back over the summer, with Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng, Toby Alderweireld and Yerry Mina all being identified, but Woodward was reluctant to sanction a move.

Speaking after his side's 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday evening, the Portuguese admitted that he now feels like more of a "head coach" than a manager.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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