Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hasn’t recently done an in-depth interview where he reveals information previously not available to the public.
The heavily criticised man has opted to have a ‘clear the air’ talk given the club’s position in the table and fans’ frustrations constantly growing.
United’s structure has often been a point of attack by previous managers with David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho all in agreement with the poor system in place.
Woodward has only now accepted, in reference to the recruitment process, things weren’t set up correctly for success.
The worrying matter for fans will now be why that was the case and what has taken so long for it to be fixed.
Woodward on the past failure in recruitment: "The system wasn't set up in the right way. Twelve scouts reporting to one chief scout was more set up to say no — too many exceptions to the process were made historically while this was being fixed." #mulive [uws]
— utdreport (@utdreport) October 21, 2019
Moyes, Van Gaal and Mourinho were all accused of poor recruitment though they all put the blame on the board’s shoulders.
It’s believed all of them didn’t always get their preferred targets and that the board would often end up signing players far down the list.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s purchases have proven popular with the fans so far but more importantly they haven’t seem random or signed in a scattergun manner.
Hopefully the legendary Norwegian has put an end to the club’s poor recruitment and United can benefit from this new approach.