Manchester United have appointed John Murtough as the club's first football director and Darren Fletcher as their first technical director.

Murtough "will have overall leadership and responsibility for operations and strategy across all football functions."

Fletcher, meanwhile, will "add technical input and direction into all football and performance areas and focus on a coordinated and long-term approach to player and squad development."

"These are hugely important appointments that reinforce the progress we have been making as a club in recent years in our relentless pursuit of success," executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said.