Canaries chief Webber wanted by Manchester United - report

Wanted man? Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber with the trophy at the end match at Villa P

Wanted man? Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber with the trophy at the end match at Villa Park, when City clinched the Championship title Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Stuart Webber - the man who played such a leading role in Norwich City’s promotion to the Premier League – is wanted by Manchester United, according to reports.

United have put City's sporting director on a shortlist of candidates for a shake-up at Old Trafford this summer.

The Sun claim that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is restructuring behind the scenes with the emphasis on bringing younger players to the club.

United are said to be looking at forming a committee of former players to help recruit targets, with Webber being considered for the role of overseeing the set-up.

Webber has proved in his two years at Carrow Road that he has an eye for a bargain - Emi Buendia was plucked from a Spanish Second Division relegation battle for less than £2m and became one of the stars of the Championship-winning side.

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His working relationship with head coach Daniel Farke saw the likes of Ben Godfrey, Jamal Lewis and Max Aarons become regular fixtures in the City first team.

Webber has already been linked with a role at Southampton and more speculation is almost inevitable.

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Following City's promotion-clinching game at Blackburn, Webber described the achievement to conquering Everest, adding: "It's been an interesting few weeks but I think we've learned a lot from it and if I look at our young team, young staff, everyone will be stronger for this experience and they will have learned a lot from it. It will stand everyone in good stead for the future, which is great."

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