Date: 23rd July 2016 at 2:52am
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Derek Langley departs the Reds

Derek Langley departs the Reds

As the Jose era begins to take shape, United’s have confirmed head of recruitment has departed after 16 years at Trafford.

It was first reported that Langley would be leaving the club, several months ago but today made an official announcement via their website.

ManUtd.com notes:

Manchester would like to place on record their thanks for the dedication and commitment Derek has shown during his time with the club.

Derek has played a key role in the development of several young players, many of whom have gone on to have very successful professional careers.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Derek all the for the future.

Derek said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at United, however, I feel now is the right time for me to move on. I have had 16 wonderful years working with great people, Sir Alex Ferguson, Geoff Watson, Tony Whelan and Les Kershaw to name but a few. This club is renowned for giving a chance and it has been so rewarding to see so many young go on and make their first-team debut.

Langley has been an integral part of United’s recruitment over the past decade and a half, helping bring through the likes of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley. Although the announcement was officially made today, it’s been known for some time as the Reds’ continue to make changes on and off the pitch under the new managerial regime.