Manchester United are searching for a recruitment guru to give them an edge in the transfer market.
The club are on the look out for an analyst to run the rule over potential additions to Jose Mourinho’s squad after a summer during which the United manager appeared underwhelmed by the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s transfer business.
The Premier League side are keen to hire a recruitment analyst to “identify players who demonstrate the potential to play for the first team” according to a job advert posted on their official website.
The successful candidate will work in the scouting and recruitment department and play a key role in “decision making in the identification of players with the potential to play for Manchester United.”
Woodward has been criticised by some supporters for his handling of the summer window which saw Mourinho add just three players to his squad for a combined £68 million.
It prompted one group of fans to fly a protest banner over Turf Moor during the 2-0 win over Burnley which read “Ed Woodward — a specialist in failure.”
United’s scouting and recruitment department has seen coming and goings already this summer.
Former Manchester City scout Romain Poirot has been appointed to head up the club’s network in France while Javier Ribalta, who moved to Old Trafford from Juventus to become scouting manager in 2017, left after just 13 months to join Zenit St Petersburg as their sporting director.