Sigmar wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:31 am
Colin Francis wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 am
I don't judge games based solely on the number of goals. I'm definitely interested in the means to that end. We held the best attacking team in Europe, no mate, we parked the bus and ever so often hoofed the ball up to an injured player. There is no place for emotion in football, good decision-making is based on facts!
People should not be too quick to label us as negative when perhaps we trying to be factual. What happened to the Busby, Ferguson attack, attack, attack philosophy. We set up in games to play counter-attacking football. where have you ever heard Utd playing like that. Spurs, City, Wolves and the Pile play front-foot football. Its utterly embarrassing to associate the style we have now with this club.
Furthermore, we may have a string of results, but I'm pretty sure I saw us hanging on for dear life in a number of those games. We cannot recover the ball quick enough as a team, we do not have the players to do that. Both Matic and Herrera suck at that and they fizzle out as the games progress. Simple defensive strategy employed against Utd, stifle Pogba, game over!
Ole is not the man for me, he is too inexperienced. Personally I don't know why we don't see more of Fred instead of Mata and perhaps Perreira instead of Herrera. There is no one to replace Matic at the moment, and that is the major factor in our current performance
Good points and I accept the arguments.
But the board were never ( despite some saying they should) lash out billions in the January window, especially as they had no idea that the turnaround would be so dramatic.
So Ole has to work with what he has, and adapt the style of play to those players available, even if it means its not pretty football, given that we had three crucial injuries in a 25 min spell, and suffered a fourth debillitating one, we did bloody well, a lot of would have caved in, but we dug in and got a point, at half time I and those around me were on the verge of accepting a defeat.
As for Fred you have to rely on Ole's judgement on him as a player, remember Ervra, it took him ages to settle in and become the player he was, Fred may be a player that needs that time, Perreira is getting the game time, he too needs more time, the days of good enough is old enough are way gone, people tend to forget that Lingard is 26, Rashford 21, both are seasoned internationals with a wealth of experience.
Whoever take over as boss will need to spend, we need to get rid of some of the dross that remains at the club, and old players, we have the spine of a great team, it just needs the right players to come through the academy with one or two significant purchases to give the experience it needs
Very few people believed or suggested that the board should or would lash out billions in January
Many observers believe,correctly in my opinion,that United have a disjointed transfer policy based on commercial values as opposed to team values
Nevr mind the January window.Look at the window before to see this seasons transfer policy
They let Carrick retire.They sold a goalkeeper and bought a cheaper one**Footnote-To be fair we already have a good second keeper but where did the money go?
We sold Fellaini-Where did the money go?
We bought a young kid in Dalot-This is fair enough as he cost next to nothing so worth a punt
And finally Jose or Ed bought Fred alledgedly for £53m.I find it very hard to believe that this,or any, club would pay that amount for an unknown player who nobody else was after
So moving on past the nil transfer window spend towards a critical window who will the club buy?
Equally as important is who is making the decisions?
We don't have a director of football and no mention of looking for one
We don't have a permanent manager and no mention of what process,if any,is being pursued
All we know is what Ole was quoted as saying at the last traanfer window when asked about possible incoming.He said "I don't get involved with the tranfers"
SoWTF is involved?It can only be Ed Woodward and the Glazers
Anybody trust their judgement??
What this club needs is plain to the eye
TWO CENTRE HALVES,A RIGHT BACK AND A CENTRE FORWARD
You can also add some depth of squad to that and a permanent manager
All the above is relevant ONLY if you want to challenge for top trophies,as opposed to just being a money team
If you just want to be a money team go for Poccetino
He is laughably suggested as being the best manager about.Really??
He has never won a trophy
He is a United style manager imo though
He is happy to work with minimal transfer policy and even when he has a team as good as he has at Spurs he doesn't insist on that extra player that will take them over the hump
He toes the party line and never calls out Levy for not backing him in the transfer market
A good United manager but Ed Woodward will not give Levy £40m to get him when he can have ole cheaper
So wait an see.This summer will be a massive spend and we will all look forward to an important pre season etc etc etc