United boss plans to bring in new scouts after missing out on several targets during first summer in charge at Old Trafford.
Manchester United boss David Moyes is ready to make a massive shake-up of his scouting system - after being stung by criticism.
United chief Moyes has been carrying out a review of how United find stars after a faltering first window in charge at Old Trafford.
And the new Reds chief plans to bring in his own men, tried and trusted talent-spotters, as he overhauls his team.
United took ferocious stick for only landing Everton old boy Marouane Fellaini in the window, with poor intelligence on other targets.
Moyes wants staff that do not just spot players but know exactly what their chances are of signing them.
The United boss was on the trail of Thiago Alcantara when he was leaving Barcelona but Mirror Sport can reveal the main snag was doubt about his transfer fee.
Midfielder Alcantara had a fixed price in his contract but United had conflicting reports on the cost.
United sent chief scout Jim Lawlor to Spain to meet the Alcantara family. The Irishman was also involved in the failed bid to sign Cesc Fabregas.
And Moyes was further embarrassed by the Ander Herrera fiasco and the failed late moves for Fabio Coentrao, Mezut Ozil and Sami Khedira.
New chief executive Ed Woodward infamously flew home from United’s pre-season tour on transfer business but kept missing targets.
Rather than bring in a director of football - a decision that would undermine Woodward - Moyes wants better and or effective scouts.