Manchester United approach former Liverpool man to improve their recruitment

General view of a corner flag before the match.

Manchester United’s backroom recruitment is gaining steam REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester United are reportedly looking to acquire former Liverpool backroom staff member, Julian Ward.

With Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s partial acquisition of Manchester United now public and official, the INEOS team have made their intentions very clear. In multiple media communications, SJR has openly declared his desire to take the club to the top of English football once again.

In that regard, the footballing control the co-owner enjoys is beginning to show in the raw intent of his backroom acquisitions and the almost transfer-saga like news doing the rounds about it.

Ratcliffe singled out Manchester City and Liverpool as rivals who must be trumped at all costs, with the confidence of his tone echoing Sir Alex Ferguson’s iconic words of the yesteryears.

Having said that, United may need a former Liverpool man to get the job done.

Manchester United eye former Liverpool man

According to the Mirror, Manchester United have approached former Liverpool director of football Julian Ward to join the side. It is understood that Ward is being eyed for a role in the recruitment team.

This is in keeping with the larger acquisition that Ratcliffe and company are keen on, with Newcastle United’s Dan Ashworth the clear target. With such names, it is evident that INEOS are looking to strike at an issue in transfers and acquisition that has kept the club from tasting proper success in the last decade or so.

United’s transfer policy has been erratic, to say the least with overpaying, delaying, panic purchases, and ignorance of squad depth hindering different rebuilds.

Given all this, it is understandable why acquisitions like Ashworth and Jason Wilcox and now potentially Ward too could all strike at sorting out the club’s finances and thereby impacting action on the pitch.

With performances like the recent rout at home with Fulham, the work cannot get going sooner.