Manchester United bosses are doing everything they can to try and restore the club to within at least a whisker of its former glory.
The post-Fergie years have been just as difficult as it was expected they would be, if not more so.
Even the appointment of Jose Mourinho hasn’t immediately fixed things, with United currently in sixth place in the Premier League.
United are determined there will be no quick fix, and are instead planning for the future, just as Ferguson always did.
With that in mind, since January of this year, they have been in the process of appointing fifty brand new scouts, reports the Daily Mail.
The Red Devils are so determined to get hold of the world’s brightest youngsters that they have roped in scores of scouts and placed them in every continent in the world.
Whether that is actually good news for Mourinho is debatable, though. Whereas in the past, United managers have always worked within a small team, he is now going to have to hear feedback from a ridiculous number of colleagues.
Most importantly, it raises the question of how much control he, and future managers, will have over transfers. And after an erratic start to the season, he is already under pressure to start yielding results.