Date:13th October 2020 at 4:12pm
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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes urges his team to turn to an old team mate to ease transfer woes, according to the Mirror

Transfer market frustration has been a common theme at Manchester United for a long time now, many would argue since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-chief executive David Gill back in 2013.

Of course, Ed Woodward (current chief executive) has brought many signings to United, big names as well such as Angel di Maria, Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba etc. But unfortunately for Woodward and the club itself, many of these signings have not reached the heights hoped and expected.

There is then the case of missing out on so many potential names and paying well over the odds for other players, all features Woodward and the United board have been heavily criticised over.

United legend, Paul Scholes feels United should go in a different direction, he said:  “I’m not sure he has the knowledge of football that’s required to go out and sign players and clearly there’s been some issues in getting deals over the line.

“I think a director of football would be very good for him to take him out of the limelight a little bit.

“We don’t seem to want to go down that road. Whether they’ve looked at people and they can’t find the right person, I don’t know.”

“I suppose you could be a consultant, on the phone, ‘what do you think of this player?’. That could always help. But I think someone like Edwin van der Sar would be perfect.

Current Ajax CEO is being touted as the very first director of football at Man United.

“He’s done that job at Ajax, it was always a role he wanted to go into. He’s been to university and studied for that role.

“The likes of Rio and Fletch are similar to me really, it’s more of a consultancy – what do you think of this player? Just someone to ring up and give a bit of an idea.”

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