Manchester United is planning to target adolescents and emerging players in the mid-twenties in future transfer windows, but older sources did not inform ESPN FC, as Alexis Sanchez and Nemanja Matic, only in exceptional circumstances.
United are looking forward to starting this summer's transfer window with a permanent manager – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains the only serious candidate for the job – working in conjunction with an outstanding technical director, who will report to the Old Trafford function vice chairman Ed Woodward.
But while the role of technical director is still to be filled, Woodward and Solskjaer have discussed the requirements for squad reconstruction, with the caretaker manager having been involved in the sale of Marouane Fellaini in January.
And sources have told ESPN FC that the key factor in the US transfer business will be to make progress to create a hungry young squad for the best years of their career before them rather than hitting them in already. other places.
The policy is to return to that oversight by Sir Alex Ferguson and former chief executive David Gill during the 2000's and early ten years, when the club would only pay transfer fees for 27-year-old field players. 39 and age until there was an exception to the rule and paying £ 24m to Robin van Persie to sign from Arsenal, then 29.
Since Ferguson has departed, United is committed to paying huge fees and / or wages when they sign Sanchez (29 at a time), Matic (29), Bastian Schweinsteiger (30) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (34) .
Woodward took the first steps towards the elimination of this approach last summer when United chose not to interest Jose Mourinho to reach Willian's midfield games, 30, and defendant Tottenham, Toby Alderweireld, 29 years d & # 39 age.
For the same reason, United will not be on the market to sign Gareth Bale if the Real Madrid winter is available this summer.
Alderweireld could be a renewed target this summer because of a clause in its Spurs contract that allows it to exit £ 25 million before the last two weeks of the transfer window, but United has little desire to invest large amounts of players t approaching the final years of their careers.
Solskjaer has already enacted the United hierarchy by providing opportunities for emerging talent, such as Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood, as well as Marcus Rashford to be a headline figure after failing to spot a regular spot. earn about Jose Mourinho.
But with Solskjaer to be confirmed as a permanent manager before the end of the season and a technical director was also appointed, sources told ESPN FC that United is determined to achieve a more strategic approach to the transition market.
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