Stuart Webber is apparently on a shortlist of candidates to become Sporting Director at Manchester United, if The Sun are to be believed.
Man Utd target Norwich chief Stuart Webber as director of football as Ed Woodward seeks help for Solskjaer https://t.co/njHVa3ZzmN
— The Sun – Man Utd (@SunManUtd) May 24, 2019
This is some rather unnerving news with the celebrations barely finished on Norwich City’s promotion but it’s hardly a surprise link given the success that Webber has achieved at both Huddersfield and Norwich.
Man Utd have had a torrid time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now at the wheel, the season didn’t finish particularly well with a final day defeat against relegated Cardiff and a shocking performance in the 4-0 defeat against Everton a couple of games prior to that.
The only real bright point in this story from a Canary point of view, is that the story is in The Sun and it’s not written by Norwich fan, Charlie Wyett.
Whether that gives you or me any crumbs of comfort though is a moot point.
Ed Woodward has a fairly average decision making record at Old Trafford, tending to, at least to my eye, throw money at problems rather than seeking the best solution.
As City fans, we all know what Webber has achieved in 12 months, a staggering turn around that now sees us back in the Premier League again.
With Webber and Daniel Farke in charge, I’m pretty optimistic, to be honest, about our chances of staying up and having a good season.
Losing Webber would be a huge blow to Norwich City but we all know that this is a stepping stone for a very young, ambitious football man. Eventually, he is going to move on and be cherry picked by a big club, I assumed though, that it would be after at least a season back in the top flight.
There are many things to consider here but if it’s true and United do come knocking, I can’t see him being able to ignore the lure of a rebuilding job at what is, arguably, the biggest club in the world.
As I said though, this comes from The Sun AND isn’t Webber a Liverpool fan? I’m grasping here…