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28 Aug 2018 21:38:22
I will always support this club but I am not sure if I can watch anymore at present . My heart sank when I saw Smalling, Jones on the team sheet. Most fans had them at the top of the list for the door when LVG arrived. Still positionally inept. A couple of times VAR would would have resulted in penalties from Smalling - always intent on wrestling the man rather than playing the ball often only ball watching as it goes into the net.
Positively, I liked seeing the high tempo we saw last night, but as I have said before, apart from sorting the defence we need a true goal poacher always lurking around the 6 yard box with a high conversion rate.
It has already been done to death but our problems go deeper than the manager. There appears to be no coherent plan throughout the club structure and until that is sorted, no light at the end of the tunnel.

If holding this opinion is toxic Yes I am. I call it being concerned for a great club in crisis.

For the record, I do not want the manager out. My only real gripe with José is the poor performance by "his" signings, but in all the goings on perhaps they were not fully his choice after all.

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28 Aug 2018 21:58:20
If Mourinho had been properly backed and the correct structure put in place then there is no way we would still be seeing Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Young, McTominay etc playing either regular or semi regular.

If he is doomed then the new manager, hopefully Zidane, is given free reign to make decisions. I’d rather have a 21 man squad than have a 30 man squad with the above players in it.

28 Aug 2018 22:26:49
The new DoF will be responsible for the decision of who our manager is would not he and therefore be made the stooge of Woodward who can then absolve himself of any responsibility? Or have I missed the point here?

{Ed002's Note - What DoF? What new manager.}

29 Aug 2018 08:05:53
Erkennt of the ironies or this site at the moment it is that is very hard to make sense of the agrees/ disagrees. At the moment my original post stands at 2-2.I tempted to believe, given the strong "manager out brigade" that the 2 disagrees don't like my continued support for Jose's staying. But there again I like to think I an agreeable bloke (most of the time)
We all have opinions and can be unbelievably wrong many times during our lives. It's part of what makes football and life in general more interesting.

29 Aug 2018 08:50:42
@ Fresh

Our squad is full of dispensable players (not good enough) .
How many players Jose bought, how much he spent?

He does need to be backed properly but people are making far too many excuses to justify his mistakes as manager. He's no longer the Special one let's face it.
On the other hand there are more players to add on your list that needs to go ASAP. Pogba, Martial just to name the most problematic ones.

The money is not the biggest issues right now. Players are not motivated, manager doesn't seen motivated, no passion at all apart from the 45minutes last game. He's been here for almost 3 years.
We need to improve asap and stop making excuses about the transfer market. We can still play a good football and win games comfortably with this squad even thou it's not a championship material.

29 Aug 2018 08:57:31
The DoF we are looking to appoint this year Ed. whoever this new technical director will be, do they not usually run the footballing decisions i.e player recruitment, scouting, head coach appointments etc? Or as in any job, would responsibities vary from club to club?

{Ed002's Note - It varies club to club and MU has been trying to appoint someone for two years already. I have explained this previously, and you can search.}

29 Aug 2018 12:47:54
I thought Smalling was fantastic in the first half especially on Monday.

29 Aug 2018 13:05:50
I thought smalling played well,

29 Aug 2018 12:51:14
Let me guess. Candidates want full control but someone doesn't want to give up power so instead its become a fudge of a role and no ones interested hence 2 years with no progress.

{Ed002's Note - No, it is nothing to do with that.}

29 Aug 2018 13:48:51
Smalling played reLly well for the most part. Badly exposed for the3rd goal. It happens moura did well. However a game is 90 mins long and if a defender costs you a goal in 1 min the other 89 are forgotten. he was no solely at fault but should have done better. I would like to see him as 1st choice cb as he os the best and most exoerienced of what looks to be a very ppor bunch
Bailly qnd lindelof both have time on their side but neither have lived up to their potential yet. Rojo qnd in particular jones are very poor options imo. Terrible squad of cb's really at the moment. Most people recognize that.

29 Aug 2018 20:12:43
Good post that Ken. All our cbs are not upto mark.

30 Aug 2018 10:10:05
Not a Smalling fan but have to say he looked the part 😆😆.



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