Former Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards was spotted watching Manchester United against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

United still don’t really have a clear transfer structure in place, something which continues to baffle supporters.

Erik ten Hag has had a major say on recruitment, hence signing his former players like Andre Onana and Sofyan Amrabat.

John Murtough serves as ‘football director’ whilst David Harrison arrived as director of football operations earlier this year.

United don’t have a sporting director though, with no big decision-maker having major transfer history.

Michael Edwards spotted watching Manchester United defeat

What’s interesting is that Liverpool’s former transfer guru Michael Edwards was spotted at United’s defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath reports that Edwards was in the directors’ box at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Edwards has been linked with United in the past and his appearance over the weekend may leave fans dreaming of his arrival.

McGrath doesn’t suggest that a deal is in the pipeline but that won’t stop United fans hoping for an appointment.

An interesting note here is that The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported earlier this month that Edwards is forming an ‘advisory business’ alongside former Liverpool colleague Ian Graham.

It’s stated that Edwards and Graham will work for ‘multiple ownership groups and clubs’, possibly opening the door for him to be a consultant for United.

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Edwards drove Liverpool revival

Jurgen Klopp has rightfully earned major praise for his work at Liverpool but Edwards was the mastermind behind their success.

Edwards brought in some truly top-drawer talent with Andy Robertson, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz all arriving on his watch.

It’s not just the incoming deals which made Edwards a genius at Liverpool, but also his sales.

Liverpool raked in the cash by selling the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Dominic Solanke, Mamadou Sakho, Danny Ings, Rhian Brewster, Ki-Jana Hoever and Danny Ward.

United have struggled with getting value for money coming in and with offloading fringe players.

Edwards has excelled at both and United fans will surely hope that Saturday’s visit will lead to some kind of involvement moving forward.