Solskjaer to take innovative approach to finding fresh Man Utd talent

Date published: Sunday 13th October 2019 8:51

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the club to use a Spain-based database of more than 100,000 players to help the club bring in fresh talent, according to a report.

Despite spending over £150m in the summer on three new arrivals, United sit 12th in the Premier League and are on their worst away run for 30 years, with the transfer business conducted at Old Trafford coming under heavy scrutiny.

Solskjaer currently has a global team of scouts that deliver information to him and Mike Phelan, with the pair then sending their recommended targets to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

However, according to the Daily Mail, Solskjaer wants United to join the list of clubs signed up to Madrid-based Driblab, which holds information on more than 100,000 players.



The company assesses the strengths and weaknesses of players aged 16 and over from more than 100 leagues, including fine details such as how injury affects the way they play.

The newspaper says that by signing up to Driblab, United feel that the use of modern technology in scouting players will help the club find players they can sign for small fees but who can develop impressively at Old Trafford.

Twelve La Liga clubs are already signed up to the system, as are Nottingham Forest, who used the database to inform many of their recent signings according to the Mail.

Meanwhile, a report has revealed that United are keen to make an approach for AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek in the January transfer window


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