Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/10/13
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 who 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.
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