Huge shock as Manchester United legends reject return to club


Manchester United have reportedly held talks with two club legends about a possible return to the club but their efforts have seemingly been to no avail.

Manchester United stand at the pinnacle of world football in terms of history and status. The club are one of the biggest sporting institutions in the world. Their name is familiar even to those who do not follow football. They are an iconic brand. A giant of the sporting world.

During recent times however that status seems to be dwindling.

Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson the Red Devils have been embroiled in endless amounts of difficulty and struggle.

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Both on the pitch and off the pitch there has been a lack of unity and direction. The club seems to have been neglected by its owners and as a result left behind by the emergence of Manchester City and Liverpool.

United are no longer the best team in England. In fact they are far from it.

Currently the club linger in 8th place in the Premier League with a return to Europe’s elite competition in the Champions League looking unlikely for next season.

It is no surprise therefore that drastic changes are need to be made at Old Trafford.

The board needs to reignite the passion and outline a clear direction to take.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done well to reimplement the core ethos of the club in the way of bringing through young talent from the academy at Carrington but results are yet to catch up.

According to reports, the club are on the search for a sporting director who could be the man to outline the new vision.

And what better person to appoint for that role than someone who has played for United before and understands what it means to represent the Red Devils.

The club have ‘held talks’ with Rio Ferdinand according to the Daily Mail via the Bleacher Report and  were reportedly interested in Edwin Van der Sar. However according to the Daily Express the club’s approaches towards the two former legends has been ‘fruitless.’

That will come as a disappointment to the United board, however it seems like they might have found a better candidate already. 

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