May 8, 2021

Sports Legend

Man Utd make two new additions as they watch ‘Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood’


Manchester United have made two new staff additions as they seek to find the next Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

Under new orders from director of football John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher, the Red Devils are expanding their scouting department.

United have a long history of researching unearthed youth-level jewelry in England.

This has led to huge successes over the years including those of Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and David Beckham.

In recent years, Rashford and Greenwood have graduated from the club’s academy with flying colors, as has Paul Pogba – who left before returning from Juventus.



Manchester United stars Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford came from the North West
Manchester United stars Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford came from the North West

But Murtough wants to focus on the northwest region of the country, where so many local guys have come to United from.

And that includes the hiring of two new Boy Scouts to help expand the club’s influence in the region.

During a fan forum in April, Murtough revealed: “The northwest area remains important to make sure we get the next Marcus on board. [Rashford], Jesse [Lingard] or Mason [Greenwood] play for United.

“The network of Boy Scouts in the rest of the UK has also been strengthened. Recently two new Scouts came on board to focus on the London area.



John Murtough and Darren Fletcher serve on United board
John Murtough and Darren Fletcher serve on United board

“The club’s tradition of seeking to recruit the best 17-18 year olds from around the world will also continue.

“The reconnaissance team works closely with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] to produce options for consideration based on the type of profile Ole believes the team needs.

“Ole has a veto, because as a club we will not sign a player that a manager does not want.”

United’s global recognition system is expected to remain as it is, led by Marcel Bout, who has helped land a number of top youngsters in recent years.

Hannibal Mejbri, Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez have all impressed since signing from Monaco, Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, while the academy is now coached by Nick Cox after Nicky Butt stepped down as first team development manager last month.