Murtough set to join United

David Moyes Credit: PA/Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Manchester United boss David Moyes is set to add the Premier League's head of elite performance John Murtough to the staff at Old Trafford.

Murtough was in charge of the academy at Everton when Moyes was manager, but United sources say he would not be taking over from Brian McClair, who currently heads the academy set-up.

Instead, Murtough has been earmarked for a role working across a number of different areas at Old Trafford.

Murtough, 40, who has also worked at Fulham, joined the Premier League a year ago to work alongside director of youth Ged Roddy.