Man Utd Football Director John Murtough turned down chance to join David Beckham's Inter Miami before landing job

MANCHESTER UNITED'S new football director John Murtough turned down the chance to join Inter Miami before landing the top job at Old Trafford.

David Beckham and his MLS team held talks with highly-rated Murtough and were keen to bring him to South Florida to complete a total revamp behind the scenes. 

He was to be given an all-encompassing role similar to the one which was announced on Wednesday. 

But despite showing interest in the post, Murtough decided to stay in Manchester and was rewarded by United supremo Ed Woodward for his loyalty.

Becks, who has already replaced last season's coach at Inter as well as sporting director Paul McDonough, will now move onto new targets for the position.

Club sources reckon moving for someone of Murtough’s standing in the game proves Beckham's ownership group really mean business following a disappointing first campaign in MLS.

Boss Phil Neville, meanwhile, is cracking on with reshaping his squad and should welcome Seattle full-back Joevin Jones soon.


SunSport understands a move for West Brom’s Kieran Gibbs remains on the cards but the former Arsenal man won't arrive until the summer.

Neville, who kicks off his Miami reign at home against LA Galaxy on April 18, is also in the market for an attacking midfielder and a goalkeeper.

McDonough was replaced by former US international Chris Henderson who was named as sporting director but United fan Murtough would have come in above him.

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