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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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