Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter in fury after reading a story on Sky Sports, which states that former midfielder Darren Fletcher is a ‘leading candidate’ for the role of technical director.
Whilst their anger would be justified with that appointment alone, seeing as the current Stoke man is woefully under-qualified for a role like that, what has irked the United supporters more is the fact that whoever gets the job isn’t expected to be a ‘transfer guru’.
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Instead, the report states that the Red Devils are simply looking for someone to act as the ‘glue’ between the board and the manager; this should mean that the much-disliked Ed Woodward stays in charge of recruitment.
Woodward isn’t highly thought of around Old Trafford, and the news that a technical director will merely act as ‘glue’ hasn’t gone down too well with the supporters on Twitter, who have slammed Woodward and questioned the merits of the role.
Here’s what the fans on Twitter had to say in response to the report…
What’s the point then? If Woodward is still going to be making all the calls on the recruitment then nothing will change
— Paul Rowntree (@paulrown) May 13, 2019
So what’s the point of the job? Basically means Ed’s still in charge. We need experts in scouting players, recruiting them, negotiating contracts etc. Not glues or camaraderie.
— ProjectMUST AFRICA (@ProjectMUST) May 13, 2019
Jesus wept. So that’s Woodward still doing that then. An absolutely pointless appointment in that case.
— Tino (@tinoiom) May 13, 2019
So it’s just a Mickey Mouse role then to keep the fans happy, should of expected this lmao
— Liam Jacka (@LiamJacka3) May 13, 2019
Waste of wages. Unnecessary position. Hire a transfer specialist who can build a team. We don’t need a mascot.
— Carryunwind (@carryunwind) May 13, 2019
@ManUtd another decision that’s going to send us even further behind. No plan just an old boys club with no clue about signing quality footballers
— Russ Inglis (@Russ2u1984) May 13, 2019
Because Woodward thinks he is a genius on the football transfer business……as deluded as he is useless !!!
— Sergio Ferderico Donovan (@SergioFerderico) May 13, 2019
So it woiuld still be Woodward who’d negotiate and so the signings? Good lord, what’s even the point of hiring one, then?
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) May 13, 2019