Fans left fuming by Manchester United’s technical director stance

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United supporters were left in a state of anger and incredulity after it was revealed by the BBC that the club would commence looking for a technical director now that the transfer window had closed.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his defence substantially improved by the arrivals of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer.

However, the club’s fanbase responded with fury when deadline day passed without United finding a replacement for Romelu Lukaku or, perhaps worse, signing a midfielder – something the club had been reportedly seeking to do throughout the window.

To add insult to injury – or, from United’s perspective, to give fans a tonic of some sort following another misguided window – it was confirmed that, now that no further signings were possible, the search for a technical director to oversee outgoings and arrivals would restart.


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The responses were wonderfully multifaceted, but all contained the same basic sense of exasperation.


Make no mistake: this is a deliberate brief from United to ease the sting of what has been, by all accounts, a below-par transfer window for a club which wants to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool.

The worst thing about it is that United’s definition of a ‘technical director’ – although still remarkably unclear – is probably very different to the Monchi-esque figure supporters have been pining for.

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