Michael Emenalo To Become Man Utd Director Of Football Following Brighton Disaster?

Manchester United needs to replace Ed Woodward with a “director of football who knows exactly what he's doing”, that’s according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

The 48-year-old has repeatedly come under fire for Red Devils' transfer business but has opted not to install a director of football.

Rivals Chelsea and Liverpool have enjoyed success with someone occupying a similar role in recent years and Wright believes it is “blatantly obvious” that Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side need someone.

And the pundit named ex-Chelsea and Monaco technical director Michael Emenalo as an ideal candidate.

Here's what he said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show: “For me, and it's blatantly obvious to me, you've got someone like Michael Emenalo who was at Chelsea.

“He won three Premier Leagues under three different managers, he's won the Champions League, he's helped oversee the loan system and the academy system at Chelsea.

“We're talking about a director of football who knows exactly what he's doing.

“We're talking about under [Roman] Abramovich with three different managers and he still managed, because he's a football man, to get the job done.

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“That's what Man United need and that is what they haven't got and that is the elephant in the room.”

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