Jose Mourinho has new scouters in his coaching staff

Signing Paul Pogba for a fee of €105 million was a decision that has caused a divide among supporters of Manchester United and analyst’s as-well.


Some people say that it was a good transfer for the Premier League club as Pogba is one of the best rising figures in the world of football while other people state that it was just too much money spent in a player who still has not truly proved his worth at the big stage.

Jose Mourinho has recently made a change in his scouting department with Marcel Bout taking up a senior position while Jim Lawlor still remains as the head scout.

Marcel Bout was initially brought to Old Trafford back during the time when Louis van Gaal was in charge of Manchester United and even though the Dutch manager was eventually offloaded from the Premier League outfit, Marcel Bout has continued his scouting position and recently has been appointed with another task.

Ryan Giggs on the other hand had a different path as he made his way out of Manchester United along with Louis van Gaal, the same thing occurred with the first team coach Albert Stuivenberg, the goal-keeping coach FransHoek and the performance analyst Max Reckers as they all had to leave Old Trafford at around the same point in time which was when Louis van Gaal was replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Jim Lawlor and Marcel Bout are some of the few members of the scouting department that managed to retain their position despite there being a managerial switch and both of them are expected to be working more closely together from now on.

Supporters of the club are hoping that these alterations will have a positive effect in the long run with better players being signed at a more low-cost price and maybe even sign not so well-known players which would be better for Manchester United as they are not going to face any competition in signing players that aren’t so prominent and this is actually one of the main task of scouters in any club.

Van Gaal offers Valdes a chance to recover fully

Louis van Gaal has offered the free agent Victor Valdes a chance for him to fully recover from his anterior cruciate ligament injury and get fit under the supervision of the medical staff of Manchester United.

The Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been a free agent ever since his contract with Barcelona reached its end in March and now the experienced is left without any clubs and to make matters even worse, he is injured.

With this offer from Louis van Gaal, Victor Valdes is expected to complete his recovery at a faster pace as he will have all the help from the medical staff and facilities of Manchester United until he gets fully recovered.

A club statement read: “Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has offered the 32-year-old former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes a chance to complete his rehabilitation from a knee injury and to work his way back to fitness with the club. Valdes, a free agent, will have his recovery supervised by the United medical staff before training with the first team, as he bids to regain full fitness.”

It is rumored that Liverpool is interested in signing Victor Valdes as soon as he finishes his recovery and is able to perform in a match. A move to Liverpool would be the best option for Valdes as that’s a club that can match his wages and salary.

Manchester United or Louis van Gaal are not expected to offer Valdes a contract and turn him into a player of the club in itself as the Premier League club already have David de Gea, the Spanish goalkeeper is considered to be one of the best players in his position and he is already being labeled to be the successor of Iker Casillas for Spain even though de Gea is only 23 years old.