Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Scouting Supremo Will NOT Watch Any Matches!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Scouting Supremo Will NOT Watch Any Matches!

Article excerpt

UNITED'S extensive revamp of the Reds academy includes the search for a scouting auditor - but the new recruit won't watch any football!

The club's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward promised a root- and-branch review of the famous Old Trafford production line.

Treble winner Nicky Butt was installed as head of the academy in February and rebuilding the scouting system has been a priority.

Dutchman Henny de Regt was brought on board to help head of youth recruitment Derek Langley.

United are also enlisting a host of new scouts around the globe with job adverts for senior roles, particularly in Europe and Asia, to bring the whole operation up to date.

The unusual role of scouting auditor will see the new recruit collating all the reports and data being sent to United's Carrington training HQ from their new improved scouting network. …

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