Monday 20 May 2019

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to turn to another former Man United team-mate as Red Devils look for summer revamp

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his fine start as Manchester United unravel alarmingly (Martin Rickett/PA)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his fine start as Manchester United unravel alarmingly (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is under consideration for a role in the club's revamped recruitment strategy.

The 35-year-old will be out of contract at Stoke City at the end of the season and would potentially work alongside Mike Phelan, with responsibility for identifying talent and helping to organise the considerable scouting department.

The new structure under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being discussed, with changes expected this summer and former United players given special consideration.

The appointment of Solskjaer and Phelan is part of United's policy of encouraging those who have played for the club in the past to take leading roles - following a model pursued with some success by the likes of Ajax and Barcelona.

Nicky Butt is the academy director and Michael Carrick is one of Solskjaer's assistants.

Fletcher has been suggested as a potential successor to Alex McLeish as the manager of Scotland, having begun his coaching badges when he was out of the game with ulcerative colitis, the illness that affected him most profoundly during the last two years of Alex Ferguson's reign. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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