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Moyes: Solskjaer will have final say on all Man United transfers

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David Moyes expects Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to have the final say on all transfers at Manchester United regardless on whether or not they appoint a technical director.

Reports have broken out in England suggesting United will bring in a technical director this summer as part of plans for a fresh set-up at Old Trafford.

This could be a potential problem further down the line for new permanent manager Solskjaer, who has held talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over United’s transfer business at the end of the season.

But Moyes, who coached the Red Devils for 10 months during the 2013/14 campaign, believes that Solskjaer will ultimately get the final say on transfers in the end.

“I do think that a director of football is becoming much more en vogue, and many more clubs are considering it,” Moyes told BBC.

“Manchester United had a culture where it wasn’t always done that way – it was always done with the manager and the chief executive in charge, along with the chief scout.

“But I think with the way things are going, they could be well looking at a sporting director. Ultimately, though, I don’t know many sporting directors who make the final decision on players.

“It will still come down to the manager making the decision. He will have a bit more help in choosing and selection, but more importantly the decision – I say 100 per cent – will be the manager’s choice.

“You tend to find very few of them (technical directors) are willing to take that final decision. They need the manager to want the player, it has to be the manager who has the final say over whether a player comes in.”

The Scotsman also doesn’t believe Paul Pogba, or any other key player, will leave United unless the club wishes to make it happen.

This comes in light of Pogba being strongly linked with a transfer to Real Madrid in the summer after confessing it would be a “dream” to play under Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“If Manchester United do not want them, they will make sure they will go,” said Moyes on Pogba’s possible exit.

“If they want to keep them, they will do that. That’s especially true of those players who are still under contract.

“There is always speculation over Manchester United and players, but they are very professional and will make sure that they keep the players they want to keep.”

Juventus have also been reportedly linked with a move for their former star man Pogba, who is contracted at United until June 2021.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on March 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)