Manchester United and Newcastle United keen on Dougie Freedman

Manchester United and Newcastle United are eager to prise away Dougie Freedman from Crystal Palace ahead of the summer.

The Daily Mail insists that there’s a battle brewing in the background between Manchester United and Newcastle United for Dougie Freedman. The Magpies are keen on the Premier League executive to replace Manchester United-linked Dan Ashworth, with the Red Devils eager to bring Freedman as an addition.

Big battle brewing for Dougie Freedman

Currently, many Premier League clubs are battling to build a strong foundation at the executive level, and there are only a few key men in the market. Newcastle United are at odds currently with their sporting director position after Dan Ashworth resigned and was subsequently put on Gardening leave.

They are now targetting Crystal Palace’ Dougie Freedman as a replacement for Manchester United-linked Ashworth, although they have not accepted any release for the latter. The Premier League executive has been at the Eagles for some time and was responsible for bringing players like Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise and Marc Guehi.

David Ornstein’s latest update on Ashworth insists that the executive is set to take Newcastle to Arbitration, meaning his departure might happen one way or another. In any case, the bridges with Ashworth have been burnt, and the Magpies might have to find a suitable replacement, as they hope to lure in Freedman in the coming period.

Manchester United’s rival for Freedman

Manchester United are making it difficult for Newcastle United in the race for Freedman, as they are keen on the Crystal Palace man. For some, it may come as a baffling decision to chase another Premier League executive, considering they have already brought in Jason Wilcox and are intent on appointing Ashworth.

Sir Alex Ferguson also recommends Freedman as per another report, and as per this story, Manchester United want him as an addition to their background staff. Hence, they are ready to battle Newcastle United for the Palace man, but only time will tell where he wishes to join.

Both clubs are apt choices for Freedman to make the jump from Palace. The idea of joining Newcastle United would mean he is a direct replacement for Ashworth, while at Manchester United, Freedman will play a significant role in football operations under INEOS.

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