New Manchester United Scout Reveals Plan to Sign the World's Best Players

Published on: 10 October 2016

Manchester United scoutArmand Benneker claims that the Red Devils plan on having the best scouting network in the world as they want to add the very best talent to their ranks in the coming years.

Benneker joined the club under the new Jose Mourinho regime, and was brought in by the Portuguese boss, who wants to make huge changes to the team's scouting staff.

A former Dundee United defender, the 47-year-old previously worked as a coach at Austrian clubsRW Rankweil and Dornbirn, as well asSwiss side FC St. Gallen at Under-18 level. He also operated as a first-teamscout for the latter.

Speaking toAustrian newspaperVorarlberger Nachrichten, Benneker said that the aim was to transform United's coaching network into the very best.

"The fact is that it is the goal for United to have the best scouting system worldwide," he insisted.

He also admitted that it took a bit of luck to land the job at United, but said that he worked very hard to reach the point he is at right now.

"Of course I have worked hard for it, but sometimes it just takes a bit of luck."

The emergence of young stars Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingardhas fans craving for more youth talent to come to the fore at United. And Mourinho, who is quite infamous for his preference for expensive and better known players, seems to have taken a different approach at the club.

The fans will probably never witness another era close to the one that produced stars such as Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers, but they won't knock the effort if Benneker is right.