Manchester United will turn their attention to appointing a technical director now their summer transfer window business is complete.
United’s initial intention was to make an appointment before Jose Mourinho’s successor as manager was confirmed.
But for this window, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer operated within the existing recruitment structure.
The club spent £140m on the signings of defenders Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and winger Daniel James.
Former players Darren Fletcher and Rio Ferdinand spoke to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a number of weeks ago.
Although it is understood there has been no further face-to-face contact, Woodward has kept the pair in the loop over changes to the timescale for an appointment.
No offer has been made and it is thought the role would not involve negotiating with or signing transfer targets.