Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Arsenal’s head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
The 52-year-old has been with the north London club since February 2009. He has had a wonderful relationship with the first-team squad.
The highly-regarded doctor was on Liverpool’s radar three years ago amid his desire to return to the north-west to be closer to his family.
Arsenal convinced him to change his mind back then.
United have now managed to prise him away from the Gunners. The offer was reportedly too good for O’Driscoll to turn down.
The news is a blow for the Gunners. O’Driscoll will pick a suitable successor at the club before joining United later this summer.
Meanwhile, United have had the vacancy to fill since Steve McNally left the club in December last year.
Former Liverpool doctor Jim Moxon has held the interim position over the past seven months, and he could still stay put at the club.
Moxon, who previously worked in rugby, is one of the best operators in his field. Hopefully, the duo can put an end to United’s injury woes.
United have had a fair share of injury concerns over the past year. Anthony Martial missed as many as 29 games due to different setbacks.
The likes of Antony, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw also spent time on the sidelines with minor concerns.
O’Driscoll is regarded as one of the best doctors in the English top-flight. United fans will be hoping that he can keep them injury-free.
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