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17 Apr 2019 14:11:01
The scoreline last night wasn't shocking, Barcelona on their day can beat anyone 3-0. The shocking thing was the heartless display from the Manchester United team. And that's from everyone, including our manager. I've always been an optimist, but the last few months have made me fear drastically about the future of our club. No heart, no leadership, no passion, no chance. If some of those players showed the same passion they do for instagram, then we might stand a chance.

A rudderless ship with no identity, made up of players from 4 different managers, soon to be 5. People talk about the 'United Way' but that's a load of pony, we spend money like a second generation rich kid paying silly sums of money for players we don't necessarily need, knowing full well that there's more money around the corner.

Ed002 has said numerous times that our wage budget is basically maxed out. We need to sell before we buy big. Think about that for a second; Manchester United, a club that has been at the forefront of making money in the football world. We have the third biggest wage bill behind Barcelona and Real Madrid and look what it gets us; a squad of 'Pretenders', who are happy to wear the great Manchester United badge in training, show up to games with the United badge on their suits. Cash their pay cheques with the United badge in the corner and feel like they belong at an elite club, but they are 'Pretenders'.

As a club we are also 'Pretenders', the Glazers don't particularly care if we win anything or not. We make enough money to pay their dividends. They have a club worth around £4 billion in their portfolio. Our iconic stadium has been downgraded, it's now not good enough to host a European final anymore. Much like everything else from the club, it is slowly decaying. The cracks are becoming more and more visible every year.

This isn't a reaction to getting beaten by Barcelona, this is a reaction to watching a Manchester United team that I have no connection to. I watch every game, but do I have a favourite player? No, would I be upset if I woke up to the news that any player has left? No.

I had Solskjaer on my jersey as a kid, he was my favourite player. He was a lot of people's favourite player. His return reminded me of when a struggling T.V. show's rating has dropped well below par. The quick and easy way to boost the ratings is to bring back and old star - Maybe Fonzy (American sitcom Happy Days) wasn't available.

I could list off a few points why I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being giving the Manager's job is a mistake, but then I just think of that squad and I shake my head! There's loads of ways we could turn this around over the next few years, but those involve the structure of the club changing, and that's probably not going to happen. I don't know if other fans would be happy, but I would honestly sell the majority of the first team, and rebuild it with academy players and hungry young players. Not players that had a good 6 months and are now earning about £120,000 per week.

We need to change the identity of this club because it is slowly crumbling all around us. Manchester United having the third highest wage bill in football is gross negligence i think.

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17 Apr 2019 14:24:05
What a post Mumbles! Take a bow. Brilliant.

17 Apr 2019 16:06:34
Great Post mumbles.

17 Apr 2019 16:18:47
Maybe you are just getting a bit older and are out of touch with modern football lol.

Just kidding but i think you are going over the top, ole just needs to commit to a style of play and drill it into the players.

Once we have a set way of playing it will make it easier to recruit the correct profile of player and more importantly determine the players we need to get rid of.

Are we going to commit to play out from the back? If so then smalling will have to leave and de gea will either have to leave or up his game.

Are we going to commit to a high press? Then lukaku will have to leave and rashford will lead the line.

Are we going to commit to using the whole football pitch and actually venture down the right hand side of it. Then we will have to sign a new right back and right winger.

17 Apr 2019 17:55:35
The problem is we have no direction. The owners aren't concerned as long as the money rolls in. They've made the money available but its been pissed away on some frankly shocking buys. The fact last night we had most of the back 4 from 2011 and are still playing converted wingers shows the lack of planning.

17 Apr 2019 19:19:25
The lack of communication is worrying. And that stops with Woodward. What direction are we supposed to be going in? What's the long term strategy?

17 Apr 2019 23:05:41
Top. post mumbles.

17 Apr 2019 23:24:42
We talk about young players getting a chance, the United way and all that waffle, but yet ole starts young and we bought dalot supposed to be a talent, anyone that knows anything about football can see young is finished at that level.
Ole needs to be ruthless forget about the smiles for a while.
And the stupid talk about not parking in the bosses car space, get over it ole you supposed to be the boss now, stop talking about the boss every time you get interviewed.



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