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.