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02 May 2019 12:48:22
Anybody wants to give their insights on the change of Playing Style under OLE?
Like we were threatening in this first six games but started to get defensive by every passing game.
Now we look more like a LVG or Jose team? Is it down to the players or manager setting the team up that way?

{Ed001's Note - I would say it was mainly down to Phelan's influence.}

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02 May 2019 13:00:57
I think Ed001, could be right. Phelan was often blamed a lot during Sir Alex's final seasons for a more defensive style.

Alternatively, the management team may have realised that the squad couldn't maintain the higher energy style Ole implemented in his first few games. At one point we had 12 of the 25 man squad carrying an injury. It was around that time we switched style.

Either way we won't really be able to see exactly what style Ole really wants to implement until next season when he has a few more players to suit that style and has had a pre-season to prepare the squad for it.

02 May 2019 13:04:25
As ed001 said phelans old school approach has some positives and some serious negatives.

Also we have had injuries to some key players and there was a noticeable shift to results first over performance once top 4 looked within reach.

Lets hope things change over pre season although i have some serious doubts ole is up to the job.

02 May 2019 15:26:55
He is just going to tarnish whatever name he has made. Wrong manager and not going to be pulling any trees if the previous two couldn't with the structure in place.

02 May 2019 18:14:36
ED001 you say its down to Phelan's inuence. Does he have that much power that OGS will do as he is told?

{Ed001's Note - it is not about telling Ole what to do, it is about the way he coaches the players. The players will be coached the way they are playing and Phelan is the man in charge of coaching.}

02 May 2019 19:32:47
Thanks ED001. Sounds like United would benefit from having a better assistant manager?

{Ed001's Note - I think so.}

02 May 2019 20:23:34
Hopefully Phelan leaves in the summer.

02 May 2019 20:56:04
Has Phelan agreed to stay on Ed? If so, in what capacity if we have offered him a contract?

{Ed001's Note - I don't actually think he has agreed anything long term with the club yet. So there might be some hope of a change there.}

02 May 2019 21:37:28

When you say whatever name he has made, you mean that he’s a club legend? He’s not tarnishing anything so far, he did a great job at the start with the best team, got a few injuries and the problems in our squad have been obvious. We have seen what he can do when he gets them playing how he wants so I’m looking forward to seeing them getting fit in pre season and starting next season with a bang.

02 May 2019 22:01:03
I hope so too GDS but if he doesn't get the backing like the previous manager then i am afrqid he won't be successful. I also highly doubt it that he would be abl3 to compete against Guardiola or Klopp but the only positive is Guardiola and Klopp won't be around for ever.

The situation has become so bad that i am hoping Klopp or Guardiola leave so we can mount a challenge. 😂😂😂.

02 May 2019 22:55:26
Ed you think we could bring somebody like meulenstien back? And would it be a good move in your opinion? I thought he was great here before.

{Ed001's Note - why move back? Why not find a good young coach who can grow with the team? United's greatness was built on finding the talent and nurturing it, amongst the staff and players. Busby was just a former Liverpool captain with potential when you hired him, Fergie was doing wonders with Aberdeen but it was still Scottish football and it was a risk. Your problems have come when you hung on to the old long after their time.

Busby was kept around the club far too long and Ferguson is still there in the background now. Sometimes you just need to move on and start again all new. You need to move away from the Fergie area and have a fresh start rather than another coach who is just going to defer to him. Fresh ideas are what you need.}

04 May 2019 08:36:19

That is exactly what I have been saying for a long time. I don’t think it helps when Ole is so in awe of the past manager. I think it could all end in tears, a great sentimental heap of them.

We should have had a proper review and interview process which should have ended with someone like Pochettino and ignored the sentimental emotional claptrap. I see on here every day that we are just going to buy the players and see Ole fly, I don’t see it. Hope I am wrong because becoming inconsequential beckons otherwise,

{Ed001's Note - it was odd that they made the decision just then. There was no reason to rush to appoint him, he was going nowhere.}



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