Published On: Fri, Nov 1st, 2019

Man Utd chief Ed Woodward wounded by criticism and makes director of football decision | Football | Sport

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is set to finally hire a director of football.

The club have been discussing the role for over a year but are now ready to make an appointment.

That’s after Woodward has been left feeling wounded following sustained criticism from fans and investors, according to Goal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested a director of football would be appointed after he succeeded Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

But despite plenty of talks nothing materialised and the club remains without someone in the position.

Woodward is understood to be keen on brining some stability with transfers to the club following a tumultuous time for United following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

There is no indication over who will become the director of football at Manchester United.

Discussions were previously held with Rio Ferdinand and Darren Fletcher over the role though.

Meanwhile, Wes Brown has told Woodward he must stick with Solskjaer if United are to become successful again.

“I think the club have to give him the time because otherwise you’re just starting all over again,” he told 888sport.

“You look at the squad and you know you need players and that’s the case no matter what manager is there.

“You have to let Ole get his players in and then you start from there.

“Straight away he said he had a plan and this is what he wanted to do and that it would take a while.

“You have to accept that and I’m sure United know that as well.

“He’s been brave because the expectations at United are so high.”

United return to action tomorrow lunchtime against Bournemouth.


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