MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly captured two academy scouts from neighbours Manchester City.
Manchester United have been attempting to bolster their academy set-up with by adding a host of players and scouts.
And, according to the Telegraph, Dave Harrison and Lyndon Tomlinson have been put on gardening leave ahead of their switch to Old Trafford on January 1.
It is claimed the pair have been key to making City’s one of the best academies in the country.
Following United’s swoop, City are said to have given new deals and doubled pay to £20,000-a-year to several of their part-time staff.
Marcus Rashford has been the most successful academy graduate United have produced in recent years.
Jesse Lingard is another within the current squad to have broken through the ranks.
In February, former midfielder Nicky Butt was appointed head of youth academy after Brian McClair left the role.
Marcel Bout, who was brought into the club by Louis van Gaal, was promoted to head of global scouting at Old Trafford.
While Roland Janssen, Armand Benneker, Roy Beukenkamp, Henny de Regt and Tommy Moller Nielsen are all working for the club in Europe to find top talent.