Man United leading scouts leave after after chastening 4-0 defeat at rivals Liverpool ahead of a summer rebuild.
Jim Lawlor, Manchester United’s top scout, and Marcel Bout, the club’s head of global scouting, have both left the club ahead of a summer rebuild.
The Red Devils are still hurting from a humiliating 4-0 loss to Liverpool on Tuesday, in which the disparity in quality between the two clubs was evident from the start.
Rangnick stated after the game that United needed up to ten new players to reduce the gap, and a reorganization of the recruitment squad was announced the next day.
Despite spending hundreds of millions of pounds on the current roster, Man United is sixth in the Premier League, 22 points behind champions Liverpool.
Man United leading scouts leaves
Chief scout Lawlor has decided to end his long association with the club and Bout, who came to Old Trafford as part of Louis van Gaal’s backroom team in 2014, has also left.
A club spokesperson said: “Jim Lawlor has decided to step down from his role as chief scout in the summer after 16 years with the club.
“During that time, Jim played a key role in the development of multiple trophy-winning Manchester United teams and was an important source of guidance to Sir Alex Ferguson and each of the managers who have followed him.
“Jim leaves the club with our warmest thanks for his significant contribution and our very best wishes for the future.
“Marcel Bout has departed from his role as head of global scouting after eight years with the club.
“A respected figure within and outside of Manchester United, Marcel has played an important part as an assistant coach and in the strengthening of our scouting capabilities in recent years.
“Marcel leaves the club with our warmest thanks for his significant contribution and our very best wishes for the future.”
Former United defender Gary Neville responded to the news by writing on Twitter: “Not quite sure we’re going to see a revolution. Jim has been marginalised for years so this won’t shift the dial.”