Gerardo Guzman has been appointed as Manchester United’s new scout in Spain.
Guzman left Aletico Madrid this summer after 7 years of service, since signing for the club in 2009. According to Ideal, the scout will begin his work with United from the start of September.
As per the source, Guzman has been replaced by Canito at Atletico. He will now be in charge of spotting emerging talent in Spain.
United’s academy underwent a major overhaul at the end of last season. While the club has one of the best u21 teams in the world, there are worries about the u18’s and below.
The Red Devils have been famed for producing some of the best players in the world who graduated from their academy.
Along with the most popular Class of ’92 – which consisted of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and the lesser known Terry Cooke – United have also produced players like Mark Hughes, Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes.
However, the academy progress has stalled over the last few years, with a lack of quality amongst the academy teams down the ranks very evident.
United’s decision to appoint Guzman shows a clear determination to recruit more youngsters of a higher quality.