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03 Jun 2019 10:30:53
If anyone gets time, please do read the interview of LVG in Guardian.

He has highlighted about the club being driven in a commercial perpective by Woodward who has no idea about Football.

Most importantly, he has explained our club's need of a Director of Football and the responsibilities associated to the role.

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03 Jun 2019 10:42:56
TRD, someone on this site said this earlier and would like to quote that again, " We should be a football club that does does business to support its sporting activities but we are now a business firm that plays a bit of football".

03 Jun 2019 11:00:47
The interview is scathing. He’s bitter, and is a bit in denial about his own performance as manager. But there’s a lot of truth in what he says about our recruitment, focus on commercial interests, and above all our youth system.

He’s right that the club is reverting to an old boys network, and that the appointment of Ole was amateur hour. At a time we should be looking to reinvent and modernise the club, we’re increasingly falling back on some second rate Fergie nostalgia trip.

03 Jun 2019 12:03:55
he said at byern the people who ran the club were football people.

if his style of football wasn't sending fans to sleep he might have still been in the job.

03 Jun 2019 12:22:07
Great read, it says a lot about the people who hired lvg when he says that no discussion regarding football he was going to play ever took place. But then again these are the geniuses who tried to sell man utd to a manager as Disneyland of football, so I suppose this par for the course.

03 Jun 2019 12:23:27
He’s banging the same drum repeatedly.

Don’t necessarily disagree with what he’s saying but it’s time for him to move on.

03 Jun 2019 13:40:33
What would he be like as a technical director? I am not advocating he would be a choice but he knows he stuff and i do believe a lot of, if not all of the article.

Maybe using the words he's said in the piece and guessing myself, if he was a tech director the problems would still continue because Woodward and Judge are making the overall decisions and not the tech director would be.

Utd by name but not by anything else nowadays. The club everyone loves is no longer, just many seem to struggle to see it. (Thick and Thin and all that bs) .

03 Jun 2019 13:50:15
He praises Bayern for having football people (famously have ex players involved in running the club) but then slates United for wanting to involve more past players to give a more balanced view to the purely financial Woodward and Judge. Odd.

03 Jun 2019 14:12:22
He’s saying that Bayern have people with experience in these positions who understand the footballing side, not just the commercial aspects.

His criticism is that United are employing people on the basis of their past affiliations with the club, rather than their experience or suitability. The underlying thread in the interview is that United are desperately in need of experience to rebuild the club in terms of its scouting, recruitment, and academy. His problem is that Woodward and Judge are bringing in inexperienced ex-players to avoid making the necessary changes.

If you read what he says about Pep, it’s that he succeeded because Barcelona already had good structures and a clear footballing identity. Whereas, we’ve brought an inexperienced manager into a club with no footballing identity and deep rooted structural issues.

03 Jun 2019 16:14:05
I understand Danny but as United up to this point have had no one in these positions they have to start somewhere. I think that is what they are doing by looking to include players now. Done properly I think that’s a good thing. More footballing people on the football side of the business. The learning curve has to start somewhere don’t you think?

03 Jun 2019 19:08:43
We all know that Woodward knows zero about football. That’s been the case since day one.

He has also known that appointing a DoF/ Technical Director was needed since just before LVG was sacked, but then Jose was appointed which made moving forward with this difficult.

Changes have been implemented to the youth and scouting systems but the full extent of changes would never be complete until the DoF/ Technical Director is in place.

It is a shame that we got carried away and appointed Ole on a permanent basis before this role. If we had the DoF in place first and then they agreed with the Ole appointment then I would be much more content.

I thought Phelan was going to be the DoF/ TD but thankfully No he is not, then there were rumours of Ferdinand or Fletcher being interviewed for this position but this perhaps appears to be more about providing an independent group to discuss player recruitment etc.

Thus it could still be possible that Woodward appoints a credible DoF/ TD and then maybe things might start to be undertaken in the right way.

Not defending Woodward just trying to have an open mind until we get to the start of the season.

03 Jun 2019 19:34:08
There is nothing wrong in speaking the truth. He might well be pissed off with Woody but there is nothing wrong in being brutally honest with how things are operating at Manchester United.



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