Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs on the planet. Their record ever since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has not been very promising though, as they have struggled to compete for trophies on a consistent basis.
As a result, the club are expected to continue to make changes, as they aim to return to the top of the English game once again. They recently made a couple of massive decisions by appointing John Murtough as the club’s first football director and Darren Fletcher as the first technical director.
It does look like they will continue to change things up though. As reported by the Daily Mail, Manchester United have launched an attempt to bring Manchester City’s emerging recruitment specialist Stephen Ajewole to Old Trafford.
Ajewole is reportedly wanted by the Red Devils to be their new lead scout of Under 15s to Under 18s. And the move is believed to be led by David Harrison, who is the current head of youth recruitment at the club.
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Manchester United move could be a blow for Manchester City
Manchester City have managed to build one of the most impressive youth academies in the world over the past decade or so.
On the other hand, Manchester United have always had one of the most celebrated academies in world football that has produced a number of legends in the past. And in recent years, there focus has heavily been on youth development.
This has been clear from their recent transfer policy where they have signed some of the most promising youngsters from all over the world and put them into their academy in hopes of turning them into Premier League quality players in the future.
Brining in someone like Ajewole could take this system to the next level. On the other hand, it would be a massive blow for Pep Guardiola’s side, as he is very highly rated for his work with the club.