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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out on Man Utd’s director of football search

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United chiefs are still discussing the possibility of bringing in a director of football.

There are increased calls for United to bring in someone to oversee off-field football-related matters at Old Trafford after another summer of calamity in the transfer window.

United failed in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho and failed to strengthen their struggling centre defence.

And the business they did do was largely completed on Deadline Day, suggesting that United are again not learning from their mistakes of yesteryear.

Ed Woodward and Matt Judge are currently in charge of completing deals, with an influence from Solskjaer, but fans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the way they are going about their business.

But Solskjaer has now responded to the calls for the club to bring in added knowledge in the field.

He said: “There’s always people who want to talk about how well they’re running things and how well they’re doing.

“We’ve all got different views on how football should be played and how clubs should be run.

“We’ve got good people running our club and there’s always discussions behind the scenes, which people don’t know about, around how we’re doing things and evaluating everything.

“It’s a process the club is going through all the time, discussing if we’ve got the right people in the right positions.

“It’s not for me to say whether we should have a director of football.

“At the moment we’re working with this structure and I feel the results last season we’ve seen a big improvement, fans looked at us and said we’re moving in the right direction. Hopefully we can carry that on this season.”

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Sevilla's highly-rated director of football Monchi has previously laid into United for not having an expert in the role.

He has said: “I can't believe a club like Manchester United does not have this particular position. It's essential.

“All club's should have one. When 60-70% of the budget is allocated to the first team, if you don't have a specialist who deals with it that is very difficult to understand.”

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