Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the Red Devils to utilise the services of a Spanish consultancy service to revamp their transfer approach, according to a report from the Mail Online .
The Red Devils are spending the international break down in 12th place in the table after a below-par start to the campaign, and face Liverpool in their next match next Sunday.
And it is towards their rivals from Merseyside that the club are looking when they assess how to approach the signing of new acquisitions in the summer.
United already have extensive scouting systems, but Solskjaer reportedly wants the club to use the Madrid-based Driblab company and their vast database of over 100,000 players in order to keep tabs on potential targets.
Liverpool have used similar services in the past, notably when they snapped up Philippe Coutinho for what proved to be a bargain £8.5million from Inter Milan in January 2013.
The same report adds that United club insiders are also keen to follow Liverpool’s example in waiting six months to sign Virgil van Dijk in January 2018, rather than sign an inferior player sooner just because they could.
United chiefs are under no illusions about the rebuilding job needed at Old Trafford, which Solskjaer addressed last month.
“For us it’s about building a new culture, building a new team, bringing everybody together,” he told Sky Sports .
“Is it the job I expected? Yes. I never said this was going to be a quick-fix job. It’s step after step after step.
“Of course, we’ve hit a few bumps in the road, I never said this was going to be a quick-fix job. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
“We need time, and the attitude of the boys has been great.
“[We must] keep working on improving the understanding and relationships between all players, and the style we want to play.”