Red Devils would have more success bringing players to Old Trafford.
Premier League champions Manchester United should have employed a director of football to help with their transfer dealings this summer, according to Damien Comolli in the Daily Mail.
The Frenchman, who himself was employed in the role at both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, says that the Red Devils made a mistake in not bringing in an extra pair of hands during the close season to help new head coach David Moyes and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward land their intended targets in the close-season transfer window.
Moyes only took up his duties at Old Trafford on July 1 after leaving Everton to take over from previous Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson, giving the Scot little time in which to secure the players he had identified to make the team stronger.
As a result, the Premier League giants failed with numerous attempts to sign a top-class midfield player until they managed to finally sign Everton’s Belgian international Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m in the final hours of transfer deadline day.
And Comolli believes that an experienced director of football could have eased the pressure on the newly appointed duo, telling Radio 5 Live: “If there was a club in need of a director of football to ease the process for both individuals it was Manchester United.
“David only joined on 1 July which was quite late.
“The issue for Manchester United is that the two most important people at the club in Sir Alex and David Gill left their positions and new people came in for their first transfer window.
“For some reason the club weren’t prepared or they didn’t think it would be that difficult and they ended up in a difficult situation.”