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09 Apr 2019 10:13:32
Ole did his job at the start by bringing joy back to the players and the fans. In the last 4 games however reality has hit in. Trying to play progressive pressing football with Smalling playing out from the back and a squad that's used to playing a low intensity low block has hit in. The most important issue when Mourinho was sacked hasn't been resolved and we will keep coming back to this damning reality if it is not sorted.

The recruitment of a Director of Football. When Ole was made caretaker I was happy enough with that but I was ecstatic to see that a Director of Football would be installed. To take the running of the football team off Ed Woodward could finally see our team challenging for real honours again. It hasn't happened.

If it doesn't happen soon we will keep coming back to this place of wanting more and receiving Jones, Smalling and Young. We could get lucky and win the Champions League or scrap into the top 4 but until the appointment happens we won't be anywhere near Man City or Liverpool.


1.) 09 Apr 2019 12:45:13
Another thing to keep in mind is our players have not been conditioned to play high press attacking football. We saw it when Ole joined, we could keep the tempo up for about an hour and then recoil. And since we kept doing it with games coming thick and fast, even the 60 minutes became a problem, the exhaustion started to tell on the layers especially since some key injuries hit us.
With a proper preseason and smart buys, Ole's Utd. will start to reflect his actual team and not an inherited team which he is patching to the best of his abilities.
I do believe a DoF will be appointed and I hope that move will benefit us immensely.


2.) 09 Apr 2019 13:24:53
MBD

For sure that is the ideal. That a Director of Football comes in and sorts the squad to the way Ole wants to play. However there is just over a month left in the season and still no sign of a Director of Football. Most deals are getting done now and not in the summer. If a Director of Football doesn't come in ASAP and at least try to shape the squad the way Ole wants we are going to be left with a Superstar Ed fancies to improve the commercial end and Smalling trying to control and pass the ball. History will repeat itself if it doesn't change.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained about the Director of Football already.}


3.) 09 Apr 2019 17:16:01
Y'all getting too hung up on a director of football. Expecting someone to come in and wave a magic wand. Ain't happening. Never expected to happen this season. We couldn't get it done in 3 years so no chance in 6 months.


4.) 10 Apr 2019 07:46:41
Mort

Well then let's keep our hopes low and expect much of the same from the last 6 years.


 

 

 

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22 Mar 2019 00:09:35
With all the injuries we've had - 12 first team players at one stage. Now again Rashford, Martial and Matic have had to pull out of their international commitments. It's just a thought but I wonder is the adaptation to the new style (pressing and quicker transitions) under Ole taking it's toll on the players physically? That they are not used to playing this way and not usually trained to do it. I'm delighted we have changed to this style but it just looks like it's taking it's toll on the players. I would be over the moon if we could stumble into the Champions League next season anyway, shape or form. Get a few strong signings in key positions (CB, RB, CM, RW) to suit the style and a full preseason under our belts then have a proper go at it next year!


1.) 22 Mar 2019 06:30:43
Yes Killerscones, after Jose's reign, we are starting to outrun our opponents.
It will take time to build the endurance in our players.
Next season, I feel, the players will be better equipped to adjust to this play style.


 

 

 

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19 Apr 2019 15:31:29
Some supporters are saying not to get hung up on the appointment of a Director of Football. That is insane. If we want to be challenging again Manchester United need to take the control of the team off Ed Woodward and give it to someone or people who know football and can run a football team.

How is Manchester City, Liverpool and even Spurs doing so well right now? Some with collosal budgets and others with less. Because they spend wisely on transfers and contract renewals. They have football people running the team. Not just the manager or an accountant. Aitor "Txiki" Begiristain Mujika was installed years previous to Pep coming in and had half the team that Pep wanted ready. Pep gave it a year with them players and cleared the ones he didn't want. No questions asked, no contract extensions cause they're good club men. Michael Edwards at Liverpool has been doing phenomenal work with a small net spend and Daniel Levy at Spurs with the bare bones.

It's nearly May, if you don't have your transfers for the summer lined up at this stage you're panic buying and you know where that has gotten us. Expect more of the same this summer if one isn't installed ASAP.

I have never been a fan of planes flying over stadiums calling for someone's job to end but I wouldn't have problem with a plane and a banner saying, 'Ed Woodward Stick to Commercial Deals' before the seasons out.

{Ed002's Note - You don't seem to understand how the club works at all.}


 

 

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10 Apr 2019 07:46:41
Mort

Well then let's keep our hopes low and expect much of the same from the last 6 years.


 

 

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09 Apr 2019 13:24:53
MBD

For sure that is the ideal. That a Director of Football comes in and sorts the squad to the way Ole wants to play. However there is just over a month left in the season and still no sign of a Director of Football. Most deals are getting done now and not in the summer. If a Director of Football doesn't come in ASAP and at least try to shape the squad the way Ole wants we are going to be left with a Superstar Ed fancies to improve the commercial end and Smalling trying to control and pass the ball. History will repeat itself if it doesn't change.

{Ed002's Note - I have explained about the Director of Football already.}


 

 

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23 Mar 2019 01:18:48
Well then the same problems from the last nearly 6 years are going to keep happen. History repeats itself if there isn't change. Please Ed do the right thing. Give the football side of things over to someone in the know and fade into the corporate background where you're a wizard. Horses for courses.


 

 

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22 Mar 2019 14:43:55
What happened to the talk of a Director of Football being appointed? Where we'll see Herrera getting a contract instead of Phil Jones.

It's fantastic that Ole and Phelan are at the wheel but we'll still need a better football man than Ed to take care of the football matters.


 

 

 

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09 Apr 2019 07:50:31
Out: Jones, Darmian, Valencia, Rojo, Young

In: Wan-Bissaka, Alderweireld, Neves, Ndombele, Sancho

Renew: De Gea, Herrera, Pogba, Rashford

Promote: Tuanzebe, Garner, Gomes, Chong, Greenwood

Director of Football: Anyone but Ed.


 

 

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05 Mar 2019 07:38:38
I agree with you Deependra. I think Ndidi is very talented with room to get even better. He's a destroyer in there in the mould of a Kante. I know it's fantasy but Neves beside him spraying the passes and Pogba in front of them is my dream midfield trio for the next few years. Would obviously cost big money but I think signing them two midfielders would be astute business.


 

 

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24 Feb 2019 22:11:17
Because that is a threat 'Welsh Red Devil'


 

 

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24 Jan 2019 08:40:30
RB, Cesar Azpilicueta, easy, next question.


 

 

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28 Dec 2018 12:59:08
I would rather watch a flying Dalot down the right wing make some great runs and crosses along with the odd defensive mistake as he learns his trade. Instead of a boring Antonio Valencia holding back, playing the safe option everytime.