‘We have a good structure’, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replies Sevilla’s Monchi for criticising Man United for not having a director of football

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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fired back at Sevilla football director, Monchi for criticising the director of football vacancy at the club.

Last month, the former goalkeeper said he could not understand why the Red Devils did not have someone in the sporting director position.

United has been criticised in recent seasons over their transfer strategy. The latest is their failure to get their main target, Jadon Sancho in the recently closed summer transfer window.

Monchi with Ever Banega who has left the club during the display of their Europa League titles won

United were however able to sign Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, and 18-year-olds Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri on deadline day after failing to land the Dortmund star.

Monchi hit out at United, in the days leading up to the closing of the transfer window, saying he couldn’t fathom why they continued to go without a director of football.

“I do understand there are very successful clubs – Manchester United are probably one of the top five in the world, but they do not have that specific position – but I think that clubs more and more are aware that they really need this position and also we are the connection between the technical staff, the squad, the board, we know the ­market, we get lots of information through the different scouts.

“So, for me, I can’t believe a club does not have this particular position. Logically, I have to believe in it because that’s what I do. But I do think it’s essential,” Monchi told The Telegraph.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer not interested in criticism outside Old Trafford

In his reply, to Monchi, Solksjaer said he is not interested in hearing outside criticism of his club’s policies.

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

Solksjaer last recorded success with Man U in the Premier League of 2006-07 season as a player

While noting that United are looking at potentially adding a director of football, the Norwegian said he is not in a position to say whether it should happen.

“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,” Solskjaer said.

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