Manchester United’s youth setup has certainly taken a turn for the worse over the last few seasons, with the club adopting the mantra of spending big rather than focusing on homegrown talent. That has led to the youth team coaches losing some faith in the club, and perhaps the most important man is ready to quit out.
According to the usually reliable Times newspaper, Derek Langley, the head of Manchester United’s youth player recruitment, is set to walk away from Old Trafford after sixteen years at the club.
The Times go on to say that he has become disillusioned with the overall state of the academy at Manchester United recently, which has definitely taken a backseat. It was summed up when you see club legends send their children over to Manchester City’s academy rather than keeping them at United, and at the end of the day they are only concerned about the best interests of their children; Which you obviously cannot fault.