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Jason Wilcox has already dropped Manchester United transfer priority hint

Jason Wilcox has already hinted at what his priority would be if he was to join Manchester United.

United want to hire Wilcox as the club's new technical director, as Ineos Group and Sir Jim Ratcliffe continue to reshape the hierarchy at Old Trafford. Dan Ashworth is already wanted as the new sporting director, while Omar Berrada has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Reds.

News emerged on Monday that United had approached Southampton to hire Wilcox, who is currently the director of football for the Saints. It's understood that United have offered the equivalent of a year's salary to Southampton as compensation, with the Reds hopeful of a solution being reached.

Before being director of football at Southampton, Wilcox also worked as Under-18 coach for Manchester City. Wilcox coached City's youth set-up in 2012 and eventually worked his way up to become the club's academy director, before leaving to join the Saints last summer.

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It was during Wilcox's time as Under-18s coach at City that he explained what his priority is when working at clubs. In April 2016, City's Under-18s were preparing for the FA Youth Cup final, but Wilcox's priority was to create a pathway to the first team for the club's young stars.

"There’s only one winner. The players in the first-team squad, absolutely," Wilcox told the Daily Mail in April 2016, when asked if he would prefer City to win the FA Youth Cup or have academy stars feature in the first-team.

"The FA Youth Cup is great but we are here for one thing

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