Manchester United have been linked with a variety of director of football candidates in recent times.
Lille chief Luis Campos has emerged as a potential target, while links to Paul Mitchell and Edwin van der Sar have also arisen.
The Red Devils currently rely on Ed Woodward to oversee transfer activity and Matt Judge for negotiations, though that’s been a mixed blueprint in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
And The Athletic say United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t want the club to appoint a director of football.
His signings have been hit and miss since he took over two years ago.
Meanwhile, former United star Peter Schmeichel wants the club to be active when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
“They are inconsistent,” he said. “Make no mistake, this is still a team in transition and a developing team.
“They still need to bring new players in.
“It’s still a team that needs to find its identity and to find the main characters of the team. That was evident [against Arsenal].
“It’s something that needs to be worked at. I still think we’re trying to recover from the 27 years of one manager [Sir Alex Ferguson] and finding a new identity.”
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