David Moyes has been given the all-clear to undertake a full-scale overhaul of Manchester United's scouting department, in order to ensure there is no repeat of the transfer shambles of the summer.
The Premier League champions missed out on a number of high-profile targets over the course of the pre-season, and those shortcomings have been somewhat blamed for the indifferent start to the season.
According to the Express Moyes wants to overhaul his scouting staff and bring in a number of individuals who worked under him at Everton.
Having already bought in Robbie Cooke- the former chief scout at Goodison Park- Moyes is now aiming to recruit John Murtough.
Murtough also worked with the new Manchester United boss during his time at Everton, but is now working for the Premier League in the capacity of Head of Elite Performance.
This follows the news that Moyes has ambitious plans to rejuvenate his squad in January. Various reports have emerged over how much the Scot will have to play with, but it's certain that he is aiming to make some big additions in the winter transfer window as he looks to keep pace with United's rivals.