Manchester City worried as their key man is set to join Manchester United

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Manchester United have recently moved to confirm the appointment of a football director and technical director, following the appointment of John Murtough and Darren Fletcher.

Murtough, who has been with United for seven years has been appointed as the new football director while Darren Fletcher, who joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff earlier this season, is the new technical director.

Manchester United have now moved to add another new name to the club’s scouting department. The club is set to snap up Jamahl Jarrett from Crystal Palace to be installed as lead southern scout.

Manchester United are also set to make a move for Manchester City man Stephen Ajewole, who will work in the recruitment department. Both Jarrett and Ajewolo are important figures in the academy scouting set-ups at Crystal Palace and Man City respectively and the United head of youth rectruitment, David Harrison, is working on bringing them to Old Trafford.

None of the appointment has been confirmed yet, but the Daily Mail report that Manchester United are ‘ready to appoint’ the duo to work in the new scouting roles at the club.

Meanwhile, Manchester City are believed to be unhappy with this development, as Ajewole is being lined up as new lead scout for Manchester United’s under 15-18s, and the Citizens are worried that the switch would compromise confidential scouting information.