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Manchester United fans flew a banner at Turf Moor — before they defeated Burnley 2-0 — calling Vice-chairman Ed Woodward ‘a specialist in failure’ due to his inactive involvement during the summer window.

Two days after the incident, United board are reportedly set to hire a new Sporting director, who will oversee the upcoming transfer period, so as to buy any player targeted by José Mourinho in the winter transfer market.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Red Devils are set to make move for Roma director Monchi, who joined Roma during last winter transfer market.

Monchi has been under huge criticism from the Giallorossi fans for the role he played in the sale of Allison Becker to Liverpool and Strootman to Marseille.

Having sold Alisson to Liverpool, the 49-year-old football director replaced the Brazilian shot-stopper with inexperience Robin Olsen and that didn’t go well with the club’s passionate supporters.

To make matters worse for Monchi, Roma started this season on a woeful note after recording two straight defeats.

Despite his unimpressive record with Roma, the 49-year-old is being tracked by Barcelona and Manchester United as both clubs are desperately in search of a new sporting director.

It remains unknown who Monchi would love to join between the two European giants.

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