Although Paul Mitchell’s official confirmation as Manchester United’s new sporting director is pending, reports indicate that he is actively involved in preparations for his role at Old Trafford.
Expected to oversee footballing matters under Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s ownership of a 25% stake, Mitchell, with previous experience at Southampton and Tottenham, is anticipated to play a key role in reshaping the team.
Having been out of work since his stint at Monaco ended in the summer, Mitchell is rumored to be tasked with assisting Erik ten Hag in reviving United’s challenging start to the current season. Recent reports from Spain suggest that Mitchell attended a La Liga fixture to observe Mason Greenwood, currently on loan at Getafe.
Greenwood’s loan move to Getafe transpired after an internal review at United, which determined that he would not be reintegrated into Ten Hag’s squad. This decision followed the Crown Prosecution Service’s dismissal of charges against Greenwood, including attempted rape, in February.
While Mail Sport has reported that Greenwood may never play for United again, Mitchell’s scouting mission indicates potential considerations for the 22-year-old’s future.
Reports from Mundo Deportivo suggest that Mitchell was “impressed” by Greenwood’s performance at Getafe. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Mitchell’s official appointment, the scouting mission may influence United’s perspective on Greenwood’s role within the team.
As the situation unfolds, Mitchell’s active involvement in scouting activities raises questions about potential developments in United’s approach to the talented academy graduate.