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EPL: How Liverpool is already mentoring Man United

Timothy Aiyeku

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Man United is regarded as one of the biggest clubs in England and the World but they seem to be undergoing a form of mentorship under current Premier League champions Liverpool because of the need to get their team back to the best.

The Athletic reports via Daily Star that after studying the Reds, Man United are now making efforts to replicate Liverpool by forming their own in-house research team so as to improve the team going forward.

Liverpool employed the service of Dr. Ian Graham to help the team with injury prevention and recoveries and that has helped a lot.

The report claims that the Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and owner Joel Glazer are planning to set up a similar structure. It is claimed that it would have been set up already but for the coronavirus pandemic that slowed down a lot of things.

Man United will take the search for a data scientist ahead of their search for a Director of Football after seeing the progress at Liverpool to improve several areas of the club, according to Daily Star.

The report adds that the Red Devils already have a list of candidates for the role as it is being handled by the club’s Head of Development, John Murtaugh. A decision is expected to be made before the end of this week but the preferred candidate would be someone from a pharmaceutical background.

It is no news that Liverpool went through a period of restructuring and that has helped them produce the results that have been witnessed in the last three years. The last three years have seen the Reds team reach the Champions League finals and winning the title as well as the English Premier League.

Man United have continued to struggle to be at the top since the exit of Alex Ferguson and that could improve if they learn well from Liverpool.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.