Manchester United are not interested in hiring former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards as their new head of recruitment, according to multiple reports in the UK.
It has been claimed that both the Red Devils and Chelsea were pursuing Edwards but it is believed that the Manchester club remain happy with John Murtough leading transfer negotiations.
The news wasn’t well-received on Twitter, with many supporters having questioned why United wouldn’t want Edwards, considering their struggles to sign players so far this summer:
That’s a shame
— taylort (@troyt476) June 22, 2022
Ah yes the regime that’s taking 8 weeks and counting to get de Jong done is worth keeping instead of adding Edwards. This club will never learn lmao.
— Dyl (@dhockey13) June 22, 2022
they dont want proven professionals in those positions , only friends and people with united DNA
— Javy (@UtdJavy) June 22, 2022
Another day another reason why we are finished
— InvasionUTD 🇾🇪 🇺🇦 🇵🇱 (@romanab61129933) June 22, 2022
This is where the club has failed’ get rid of the people with no CV out of areas where we fail. Arnold has distanced his self from the footballing side so get someone in who can deal with it.
— James Mullins (@MullinzMUFC) June 22, 2022
— Nikol∆us Prim∆w∆И (@NikoPrimawan) June 23, 2022
Paul Mitchell Ralf Rangnick Michael Edwards allergic to expertise…
— Harry (@Harry25344175) June 22, 2022
After all why would they hire someone competent?
— Captain Keano (@CaptainRoyKeano) June 22, 2022
While Edwards’ track record is superb, it was always unlikely that United would rip up their new structure so soon after appointing Murtough. He was elevated to his current position of Football Director in March last year and it appears he will be given more time to establish himself in the role. Whether that will prove to be the correct decision, though, we shall have to wait and see.