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Manchester United Rule Out Appointment Of Director Of Football

Red Devils only managed to bring Fellaini to Old Trafford this summer. 

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Premier League champions Manchester United have no plans whatsoever to bring in a director of football to help with the club’s transfer business, according to reports in The Sunday Times.

The Red Devils have come in for some heavy criticism of late following their recruitment policy in the summer transfer window, with new head coach David Moyes’s only capture in the close season being that of Everton midfield player Marouane Fellaini.

The highly rated Belgium international was finally signed for a whopping £27.5m with just hours remaining on transfer deadline day after weeks of protracted negotiations between United and their counterparts from Goodison Park.

However, Moyes could have got the Belgium international for just £23.5m had he bid for the 25-year-old before July 31, which was when the release clause in the player’s contract with the Merseyside giants came to an end.

Not only that, but Moyes and recently appointed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward also missed out on landing the likes of Athletic Bilbao midfield player Ander Herrera, Everton left-back Leighton Baines and Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao, with deals for all three players falling through in the final hours before the close-season transfer window finally slammed shut for business on Sept 2.