Since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, Manchester United have been a shadow of their former self. During the Scot's reign, United possessed some of the world's most exciting talents brought in from around the globe, with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo just a few legendary names to be found by Ferguson and David Gill.
However, in more recent times, young stars have chosen other Premier League clubs, whilst their budget has been incredibly restricted under Ed Woodward. Some have argued the reasoning for this is United’s failure to progress as a modern club, something so many other clubs have managed to find success in, none more so than their neighbours, Manchester City.
This has led Woodward and the board at Manchester United to consider hiring a director of football, after all, to ease the pressure on themselves and thus allow the club to compete amongst Europe’s elite once more.
That being said, with a director of football desperately needed, we take a look at the Paddy Power's odds for who this will be.