Man Utd make two new additions as they eye ‘next Rashford and Greenwood’

Manchester United have made two new staffing additions as they look to find the next Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

As part of the new orders from director of football John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher, the Red Devils are expanding their scouting department.

United have a long history of finding unearthed jewels at youth level in England.

It has led to some huge success stories over the years, including Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and David Beckham.

In more recent years, Rashford and Greenwood have graduated from the club's academy with flying colours, as well as Paul Pogba – who left before returning from Juventus.

But Murtough wants to concentrate on the north-west region of the country, where so many local lads have arrived at United from.

And that includes hiring two new scouts to help extend the club’s influence over the area.

In a fans' forum meeting held in April, Murtough revealed: "The north-west area remains important to ensure we convince the next Marcus [Rashford], Jesse [Lingard] or Mason [Greenwood] to play for United.

"The scouting network across the rest of the UK have also been strengthened. Recently, two new scouts have came on board to focus on the London area.

"The club’s tradition of looking at bringing in the best 17-18 year olds from across the world will also continue.

"The scouting team work closely with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] to produce options for consideration based on the type of profile which Ole feels that the team needs.

"Ole has a veto, because as a club we will not sign a player that a manager doesn't want."

United's global scouting system is set to remain how it is, headed by Marcel Bout, who has helped land a number of top youngsters in recent years.

Hannibal Mejbri, Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez have all impressed since signing from Monaco, Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively while the academy side is now coached by Nick Cox after Nicky Butt left his role as head of first-team development last month.

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