Manchester United has been on a long and rough road as they try to rebuild the team. The United hierarchy didn’t make the necessary adjustments and didn’t make any new plans and preparations to change the downward spiral that the club finds itself in now.
Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013, United has never been the same since. We have had David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. None of them have been able to get United back to the attacking and entertaining style of football that every Red Devils fan craves. None of these managers has been able to win the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson.
The only managers among this list that has won any trophies for the club are Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal. Mourinho won the League Cup and the Europa league and also won the Community shield and Van Gaal won the FA Cup. None of them has been able to win the Champions league either. Although as we know under Mourinho the couple of seasons that he was there we missed out on the top four.
Last season we also missed out again on the Champions league. But as we know Mourinho got fired in December and Solskjaer became the interim manager later that month. So the Norwegian only had half a season to try to make an impact, so he came into a very tough situation where he tried to get them to finish in the top 4. But in the latter part of the season after Solskjaer had such a great start, everything that went well just collapsed and it became a disaster.
It seems that things are only going to get worse for United before the rebuilding effort is complete. The signs aren’t looking like we’ll start turning the corner anytime soon. That comes down to the United board in particular and Ed Woodward who isn’t competent for the job because he was a former accountant and investment banker. He’s trying to do the job of a football director or a sporting director.
The board and the owners of the club Joel and Avram Glazer should of made sure that a new Director of football was hired. Woodward should have been maybe placed in a financial position in the club like a CFO (Chief financial officer) or something like that. But they didn’t do that and now look at the different problems that we have now. Earlier in the year when United sold Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera those midfielders weren’t replaced and Romelu Lukaku left and he hasn’t replaced. Now we only have three recognized strikers.
We’ve gotten rid of Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian since then. A few of our defenders are still injured long-term. If in the midfield or strikers positions we get any injuries in the squad then this team will have a serious injury crisis. So all of this goes back to a lack of vision, planning and preparation by the owners and by the board to make the necessary changes that they should of made years ago.