Manchester United need to be patient despite people craving for another managerial change.
Manchester United are in trouble…..again!
The game against Sheffield United shows that the Red Devils are not going to go anywhere close to a top 4 place with the way they approach games.
This is something that has been happening for quite a while. We can trace back this particular thing to the day Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire from the game altogether and give more time to his other love – which to be precise turned out to be betting on horses.
In the years since, the club has seen one manager come and go at a pace that would make many a president of an Italian club proud.
From an institution that was never known to fire managers this easily, Manchester United have become a club that would sack a manager the moment it gets too windy.
This is where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds himself in. The Norwegian, a club legend and someone who played a huge role in taking the club where it was under the great Scot, is slowly seeing his reputation being burnt to the group.
While one can fault him for many things, Solskjaer’s managerial acumen cannot be questioned largely due to the fact that it isn’t him alone who is to be blamed for the club’s travails.
Now that Tottenham have their turn to face The Special One, Mauricio Pochettino is the name that everyone wants to come to Old Trafford. However, before even thinking about the prospect of the former Southampton manager joining the club, one has to logically think of all the reasons why he shouldn’t be hired rather than why he should be.
While he did wonders at Tottenham while working alongside Daniel Levy, a tricky character to deal with, it is clear that Spurs over-achieved last season. The club moving houses started a trend that was pretty much ignored while the European adventure was going on.
Tottenham have not won at their new home as freely as they would have liked. The players on the other hand, clearly stopped responding to the Argentine a long time ago. Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld all wanted to leave but were made to say.
Would Manchester United really opt for a manager who hasn’t been able to get the best out of unhappy players even when he had the chance to allow them to leave?
While Solskjaer might not be the most gifted managers on the planet, he did show great conviction to let go of the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave rather than letting them stay when they clearly wanted out.
Paul Pogba didn’t want to stay either but he was dealt with in a very good manner. While he may still end up leaving next summer, the Frenchman will leave the club on good terms with his current manager.
In the last six years, Manchester United have already gone through two great managers with a proven track-record of success. Sadly, it didn’t work out for them. And it wasn’t due to a lack of trying.
With someone like Ed Woodward still looking to pull the strings of the sporting side of things despite never even turning out for a Sunday league tea, it will always be difficult for a manager to do well at Manchester United.
After already complaining about his role at Tottenham, Pochettino would definitely not get a lot of great vibes from Woodward.
Solskjaer on the other hand, is someone who is clever enough to get what he wants in a different manner rather than going public about his grievances.
So if you think that Manchester United would do well to sideline Solskjaer and start another ‘long-term plan’ through Pochettino, it would be nothing more than the club rewinding time and replacing one manager with another without giving him proper tools for the job.