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Manchester United look to secure Ajax duo of directors

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Ajax Board of Director pair wanted by Manchester United.

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has stated that the team has the right mentality to win the Premier League. The Red Devils have spent almost 1 billion pounds after Sir Alex Ferguson retired and are yet to win a Premier League title. The English giants’ transfer policy was highly criticized by the fans after paying huge transfer fees on players like Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, and Aaron Wan Bissaka.

However, United’s transfer policy and scouting have changed after the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. According to reports by Mirror, Ajax’s Technical director Marc Overmars and CEO Edwin Van Der Sar are looking for new challenges and are likely to leave the club and Manchester United may approach the former Dutch players. The Dutch duo have done an excellent job at the club with their scouting of young talents. Old Trafford has been missing a director of football for a long time now, and United have struggled after Alex Ferguson and David Gill. Former United player Van Der Sar has been touted as the next director of football for the Premier League giants. The Ajax CEO may take control of transfers of the club and the wages of the players at Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans were disappointed after the club failed to sign their long-term target Jadon Sancho this summer. Ajax have been a seller’s club for a long time and they are very well known to sign young players and make them world-class footballers. Ajax have made a profit of almost 250 million pounds after their big-money sales of Davinson Sanchez, Frenkie De Jong, Hakim Ziyech, Matthijs De Ligt, and Donny Van de Beek.

Despite selling their superstars each seasons, Ajax has remained a top side for years in Dutch football. The Eredivisie side reached the Europa League final in 2017 and UEFA Champions League semi-final in 2019. United’s debt has reached 500 million pounds after the coronavirus pandemic and it is quite evident that the club needs a change in its staff and board level.

Image Credit – Edwin van der Sar Twitter

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