The Manchester United Thread XIX Watch
End of Van Gaal. His statement was gracious and it's a shame his brashness and confidence in 2014 faltered quite quickly day-to-day managing Manchester United. Reading the reports from behind the scenes last night, it seems his strict approach was never going to mellow or adapt and had he stayed, likelihood few players including the best one we have (De Gea) would have walked. It's sad the way his comments sounded more like Moyes towards the end. Hope he has a good retirement and for all the stick United got for not confirming, it was so LVG was allowed time to leave the country for Portugal.
Mourinho should be announced Tuesday/Wednesday - Giggs probably likely to leave (unless the club guaranteed him the job after Jose?) but rumours Gary Neville might make up his backroom team. It's going to be one hell of a ride with Mourinho but you read all the negative stories on him, rightly so for some of his behaviour, yet I really don't think he'll walk into Old Trafford without any self-recognition that he may need to do things differently. He's wanted this job for a long time and just feel it might be different. He'll have full controls of transfers, something which he probably hasn't since he was at Porto/Inter, no real intervention from the owners, a pliable vice-chairman and a chance - sadly - for his agent to get his feet under the table at Old Trafford. If he messes this up and leaves before the end of his contract, he can forget any top level job and probably will have to do with going to a league which in the past, he's described as uncompetitive or more accurately, where the kitman can win.
Ibrahimovic deal edging closer - a character with a winning mentality much needed in the dressing room.
Mou will try and win the League next season. He's going to buy whoever he needs to win it and he'll have enough money to do so.
can someone explain to me why the media is blowing up the fact that van gaal sent emails to his players lol, i dont get whats so shocking about it and its certainly no cause for players to whine surely?
Defence: CBJ, Varane, Smalling, Shaw
Midfield: James, Basti and Schnderlin in midfield
Wing: Martial and someone fast and creative like Bale/Reus (Can rotate combinations with Memphis too)
That team though omg!
Fosu-Mensah Stones Smalling Shaw
Memphis James Martial
Apparently Jose wants Matic. No idea why