Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has ruled out any appointment of a new football director.
In the wake of a disastrous transfer window, it was suggested manager David Moyes needed someone alongside him to share the load.
"We don't have a director of football because we back the manager," Woodward told United We Stand.
"We don't want the manager to be a hired gun for the next two or three years. We want the next generation to enjoy having him there creating his own legacy.
"When a scout recommends a brilliant right-back or a coach recommends one from our academy, we want the manager to weigh up what is right for the team.
"He can decide. He is the football expert."
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