Manchester United revamp scouting system under Jose Mourinho - source

Manchester United are revamping their scouting structure with Marcel Bout in a senior position but Jim Lawlor remaining as head scout, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

Bout was brought to the club as an opposition scout by former manager Louis van Gaal and has been entrusted with a new, wider role after the departure of other members of Van Gaal's backroom team over the summer.

Assistant manager Ryan Giggs, first team coach Albert Stuivenberg, goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek and performance analyst Max Reckers all exited when Van Gaal was replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Irishman Lawlor has held the title of chief scout for more than a decade, meaning that there is continuity despite a new approach to scouting being taken. He and Bout will work alongside each other.

Armand Benneker, who has been a scout for Swiss club FC Gallen, is set to be one of the new faces in the system.

He told Vorarlberger Nachrichten: "The fact is that it is the goal for United to have the best scouting system worldwide."