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Manchester United eyeing Chelsea data expert alongside Newcastle director

Manchester United are soon set to appoint a new sporting director in Dan Ashworth, and they might look towards Chelsea chief scout Kyle Macaulay as a potential recruit. The analyst joined the Blues when they signed Graham Potter as their new coach after sacking Thomas Tuchel, and has remained with them even though Potter is long gone. 

Ashworth’s appointment has not been confirmed yet but is soon set to be made official once he has an agreement with Newcastle United over the details of the severance. He will be the first major change following the confirmation of Jim Ratcliffe’s investment in Manchester United. 

Kyle Macaulay could join Manchester United as chief scout 

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Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – March 12, 2022 General view of the corner flag inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

United would be a significant step up from the project at Newcastle, where the pressure to win and deliver silverware is much higher. Moreover, manager Eddie Howe is rather worried that Ashworth’s departure could cause problems at his club because of the director’s knowledge of the inner workings of the team. 

With Ashworth now placed on gardening leave, it seems only a matter of time before his move to Manchester United is announced. The arrival of a sporting director at Old Trafford is great news, considering the alarming failure of several transfer targets. 

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Erik Ten Hag will now be tasked with working alongside the new sporting director to build his squad further. Moreover, a data analyst expert like Kyle Macaulay could help the club make data-driven transfers that will help the club on the pitch. 

  1. Will Kyle Macaulay join Manchester United for sure?

    Not certain yet.

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Arsh Das
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