Man Utd director of football Murtough steps down.

By James Regan

After 10 years with Manchester United, John Mortough has left his role as director of football.

Dan Ashworth, who was previously with Newcastle United is set to take over the role.

Ashworth will join the Red Devils once a compensation fee has been settled between the two clubs.

So why have Manchester United been so keen to get him in? Ashworth has a good reputation and is highly rated by many inside the game.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville posted on X : “He transformed the FA’s structure, set Brighton up for this incredible period of success and has now built a strong foundation for the new owners at Newcastle.

“He’s competent, highly qualified and knows what he’s doing. [He] will work with his coach, recruitment team and other departments coherently and calmly.”

Negotiations with Jason Wilcox, director of football at Southampton continue as Manchester United carry out their pursue.