The Academy restructuring thread

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The Academy are finally up and running with the Premier League PMA system
 

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Brighton's head of academy recruitment Mark Anderson has joined United
 

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From what I've heard David Harrison will join United as head of academy recruitment with Lyndon Tomlinson as assistant. Both formerly at City and we're bringing in a 3rd City academy scout Ronnie Cusick as well
 
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Any updates on the search for a full time u23 manager?
Haven't heard anything but it probably won't be long before Bruno Ribeiro is linked with the job since he's friends with Jose and has left Port Vale
 

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New article by the MEN, not much interesting stuff but they did say that Chelsea youth boss Adi Viveash has been mentioned as a replacement for Joyce...

Apart from that they only wrote stuff that we already know.
 

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With so many changes and so many new faces it would be nice for the club to explain the working model to everyone.

Who does what and their areas of responsibility.

Not sure they will say anything mind...
 

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Walter Crickmer started it all...
With so many changes and so many new faces it would be nice for the club to explain the working model to everyone.

Who does what and their areas of responsibility.

Not sure they will say anything mind...
 

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Manchester United in hunt for new David Beckham after hiring Brighton's highly-rated scout Mark Anderson
  • Anderson started at United this week and will cover the south of England and do some international scouting.
  • Anderson will report to Nicky Butt
  • Anderson used to be a scout for Liverpool and is credited with spotting 15-year-old Raheem Sterling at QPR and taking him to Anfield for a nominal fee.
'The Manchester United offer doesn't come along every day,' he said. 'I feel that it is the next part of my development and I feel that I can make a big impact in the London area.

'It goes back some time when the likes of David Beckham came out of London for United, so I want to be able to give some of the young talent another option when the time is right.'

The scout admitted it was not easy to leave Brighton, but said: 'The first team are in a strong position for the Premier League and the academy have gained category one status again for the second time, so I feel I have made an impact and that I'm leaving on a high with great memories.

'The culture and environment is fantastic, hopefully now I can go and make a difference and take players to United.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4095848/Manchester-United-hunt-new-David-Beckham-hiring-Brighton-s-highly-rated-scout-Mark-Anderson.html#ixzz4V8tKezMV
 

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Read somewhere that we're interested in poaching away Chelsea's u23 manager, Adi Viveash. Good looking CV while at Chelsea, so he would be an interesting appointment. That is if he decides to come that is.
 

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The most exciting one for me is gerardo guzman, the new spanish scout. Atletico have been pound-for-pound the best team in Europe over the past four years and he was their top scout.
 

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The most exciting one for me is gerardo guzman, the new spanish scout. Atletico have been pound-for-pound the best team in Europe over the past four years and he was their top scout.
We haven't signed a Spanish youngster for years after Pique so hopefully it's due a change especially since City and Liverpool has nicked some good ones in the last few years.
 

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Sounds good, step in the right direction certainly.
This has amazing potential for the analysis and development of the player.

However it appears the admin and the analysis of this are currently overwhelming the support staff. The system is currently being used as a message/ fixture updates (so think old style notice board!!) with posts being put on randomly and in no order - so stuff gets missed. The positive is some video are up, but currently no analysis. You can get reports, but nothing new!

As I state, it's got huge potential, but Man Utd is focused on developing the players old school - on the pitch with minimal parental involvement. This is the first step in a cultural shift.

I personaly think it may be valuable in about 2 years time once everyone has got use to it!
 

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The most exciting one for me is gerardo guzman, the new spanish scout. Atletico have been pound-for-pound the best team in Europe over the past four years and he was their top scout.
Sorry for replying to an old comment but I read that this guy scouted DDG, Costa and Griezmann, is that true? If so that's absolutely insane.
 

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David Friio, who has been one of our French scouts for nearly a decade, has apparently left United.
 

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David Friio, who has been one of our French scouts for nearly a decade, has apparently left United.
He confirmed on his twitter page, I heard we'd "phased" him out due to missing out on several prospects in France.
 

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Pretty sure I read that he's been sacked rather than him leaving us.
 

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Add Luis Campos, who's supposedly working for us in a freelance capacity. Was the sporting director of Monaco, he found Martial for them and other talents. Don't know what region he's scouting, but probably looking at young players with potential.
Luis campos confirmed as sporting director at lille.