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Man Utd chief Murtough: Ole has signing veto; no player arrives the manager doesn't want

Manchester United football chief John Murtough is strengthening their local scouting presence in the Northwest.

Murtough wants to concentrate on the north-west region of the country, where so many local lads have arrived at United from.

And that includes hiring two new scouts to help extend the club's influence over the area.

In a fans' forum meeting held in April, Murtough revealed: "The north-west area remains important to ensure we convince the next Marcus [Rashford], Jesse [Lingard] or Mason [Greenwood] to play for United.

"The club's tradition of looking at bringing in the best 17-18 year olds from across the world will also continue.

"The scouting team work closely with Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] to produce options for consideration based on the type of profile which Ole feels that the team needs.

"Ole has a veto, because as a club we will not sign a player that a manager doesn't want."

United's global scouting system is set to remain how it is, headed by Marcel Bout, who has helped land a number of top youngsters in recent years.

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