Man Utd ‘axe FIVE coaches’ in huge behind-the-scenes shake-up as they target new-look academy recruitment


MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly let five academy coaches leave the club as they look to shake up their youth level recruitment.

The Red Devils are in a tough spot on and off the pitch when it comes to their first team and it looks like they’re making changes in the academy too.

PAManchester United have reportedly let go of five academy coaches[/caption]

PAErik ten Hag’s team are in the midst of a tough patch[/caption]

According to the Mail Online, United have axed five coaches with sources from the Manchester giants confirming they had let a “small number” of coaches leave the club.

It is said that the five who have parted ways with the academy are Jim Skeldon, Brian Mcfarlane, Dave Bailey, Ronnie Cusick and Gavin Oliver.

It is understand that the changes come as part of a wider restructure with the club looking to improve their recruitment at academy level.

The news comes in the same week that academy graduate Hannibal Mejbri scored his first senior goal for the club during their 3-1 home defeat to Brighton.

GettyHannibal Mejbri scored United’s only goal in their 3-1 loss to Brighton[/caption]

GettyThe Red Devils were comfortably beaten at home[/caption]

The result has seen mass scrutiny aimed at Man Utd by ex-players and pundits with the club currently sat 13th in the Premier League.

They have managed just two wins and three losses in their opening five league games of the season.

And they face another tough test tomorrow night when they kick off their Champions League campaign.

They travel to Germany where they face Bayern Munich with their new star man Harry Kane.


Erik ten Hag will be looking to try a steer his team’s season back on track with a spectacular away win against the Bundesliga champions.

Bayern are currently unbeaten in the league and £100m man Kane has already bagged four goals in four appearances.

GettyHarry Kane has been in fine form for Bayern Munich[/caption]

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