DONE DEAL : Manchester United confirm two signings from Manchester City


According to reports, Manchester United have reportedly agreed to sign two scouts from rivals Manchester City as they look to revamp their youth development system.

The Telegraph has claimed that former Manchester City scout Dave Harrison and Lyndon Tomlinson have agreed to make the change and will start their new roles on January 1.

Harrison and Tomlinson were instrumental in executing a system that has put City at the front line of the scan for the stars of tomorrow, both locally and abroad, and left a significant number of their opponents hastily attempting to keep pace.

It is thought United are also hopeful of enticing two more City scouts in the coming weeks as well.

Manchester United themselves have not had much accomplishment with their academy recently with Marcus Rashford and Lingard as the notable mention as of late and this has prompted Ed Woodward to start an inner review into Manchester United’s youth program, which evidently drove them to the conclusion that boundless changes were required.

The two will land to work close by previous Ajax scout Henny de Regt who was recruited by the previous manager Louis Van Gaal, and additionally academy boss Nicky Butt. The Manchester United Ceo also has hired Nolan Partners in sports recruiter, who have helped to bring together 40-plus staff at the academy and first-team level.

Before, a lot of this was done by Sir Alex Ferguson himself who frequently went to watch youth group amusements as he tried to make the best youth set-up in British football. But now things have changed and most of the top clubs rely on their top quality scout network. and slowly the English giant is going on the same path.

Harrison will be responsible for United’s recruitment drive from Under-23 age down and make a comparative structure to the one he established at City, where he associated in 2009 from Leeds United.