Soccer / ole gunnar solskjær

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Manchester United are in a hole they have dug for themselves
It has been a dismal end of the season for Manchester United. The club is in complete disarray and a major rebuild is required. There will be no quick fix now, the problems have become so deep-rooted that it could take a few seasons until the club are ready to challenge for a major title again. Years of careless spending in the transfer market and a hands-off approach from the owners have turned United into more of a brand than a football club. The emphasis must be shifted from marketing and making money back to where it belongs - on the football. Initially, the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed like a fantastic move. United went undefeated for 13 games and even knocked out PSG of the Champions League in emphatic style. However, what goes up must come down and the good times didn't, but more importantly could never last. Jose Mourinho famously said that finishing second in the Premier League with United was his "greatest achievement" as a manager. At the time, most fans and critics thought he was joking and laughed off the remark. Now though, it seems possible he was telling the truth. David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal said something and now even Solskjaer is admitting the club are a long way off where they should be. There are major problems with the club's foundations. Far too many players at the club seem uninterested or lack motivation, as if they are not playing for the badge. But, this just scratches the surface. The club's transfer policy has been non-existent ever since the departure of David Gill in 2013 and there seems to be no clear plan for the near or distant future. It's as if the club's board have been making it up as they go along for nearly seven years. Something must be done. Ed Woodward recently pledged to fully back Solskjaer and provide him with the financial support to bring in the players that he wants. The club have also set their sights on a Director of Football with the two front-runners for the role being former player Darren Fletcher and current RB Leipzig head of recruitment, Paul Mitchell. This is a start, but their job will not be easy. The club's wage bill also needs to be sorted, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez being paid ludicrous amounts of money for sitting on the bench. Several players should be let go and a new contingent of younger, more eager players who want to play for Manchester United and not for money should be brought in. Dan James, Sean Longstaff and Ryan Sessegnon have all been rumoured targets in recent weeks so it looks as though the plan is in its early stages already. Nevertheless, patience will be required by all at the club and especially by the fans as one of the world's biggest clubs undergoes a massive transition. It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming months and years.
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morganjones3010updated
Manchester United are in a hole they have dug for themselves
It has been a dismal end of the season for Manchester United. The club is in complete disarray and a major rebuild is required. There will be no quick fix now, the problems have become so deep-rooted that it could take a few seasons until the club are ready to challenge for a major title again. Years of careless spending in the transfer market and a hands-off approach from the owners have turned United into more of a brand than a football club. The emphasis must be shifted from marketing and making money back to where it belongs - on the football. Initially, the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed like a fantastic move. United went undefeated for 13 games and even knocked out PSG of the Champions League in emphatic style. However, what goes up must come down and the good times didn't, but more importantly could never last. Jose Mourinho famously said that finishing second in the Premier League with United was his "greatest achievement" as a manager. At the time, most fans and critics thought he was joking and laughed off the remark. Now though, it seems possible he was telling the truth. David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal said something and now even Solskjaer is admitting the club are a long way off where they should be. There are major problems with the club's foundations. Far too many players at the club seem uninterested or lack motivation, as if they are not playing for the badge. But, this just scratches the surface. The club's transfer policy has been non-existent ever since the departure of David Gill in 2013 and there seems to be no clear plan for the near or distant future. It's as if the club's board have been making it up as they go along for nearly seven years. Something must be done. Ed Woodward recently pledged to fully back Solskjaer and provide him with the financial support to bring in the players that he wants. The club have also set their sights on a Director of Football with the two front-runners for the role being former player Darren Fletcher and current RB Leipzig head of recruitment, Paul Mitchell. This is a start, but their job will not be easy. The club's wage bill also needs to be sorted, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez being paid ludicrous amounts of money for sitting on the bench. Several players should be let go and a new contingent of younger, more eager players who want to play for Manchester United and not for money should be brought in. Dan James, Sean Longstaff and Ryan Sessegnon have all been rumoured targets in recent weeks so it looks as though the plan is in its early stages already. Nevertheless, patience will be required by all at the club and especially by the fans as one of the world's biggest clubs undergoes a massive transition. It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming months and years.
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morganjones3010updated
Manchester United are in a hole they have dug for themselves
It has been a dismal end of the season for Manchester United. The club is in complete disarray and a major rebuild is required. There will be no quick fix now, the problems have become so deep-rooted that it could take a few seasons until the club are ready to challenge for a major title again. Years of careless spending in the transfer market and a hands-off approach from the owners have turned United into more of a brand than a football club. The emphasis must be shifted from marketing and making money back to where it belongs - on the football. Initially, the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed like a fantastic move. United went undefeated for 13 games and even knocked out PSG of the Champions League in emphatic style. However, what goes up must come down and the good times didn't, but more importantly could never last. Jose Mourinho famously said that finishing second in the Premier League with United was his "greatest achievement" as a manager. At the time, most fans and critics thought he was joking and laughed off the remark. Now though, it seems possible he was telling the truth. David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal said something and now even Solskjaer is admitting the club are a long way off where they should be. There are major problems with the club's foundations. Far too many players at the club seem uninterested or lack motivation, as if they are not playing for the badge. But, this just scratches the surface. The club's transfer policy has been non-existent ever since the departure of David Gill in 2013 and there seems to be no clear plan for the near or distant future. It's as if the club's board have been making it up as they go along for nearly seven years. Something must be done. Ed Woodward recently pledged to fully back Solskjaer and provide him with the financial support to bring in the players that he wants. The club have also set their sights on a Director of Football with the two front-runners for the role being former player Darren Fletcher and current RB Leipzig head of recruitment, Paul Mitchell. This is a start, but their job will not be easy. The club's wage bill also needs to be sorted, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez being paid ludicrous amounts of money for sitting on the bench. Several players should be let go and a new contingent of younger, more eager players who want to play for Manchester United and not for money should be brought in. Dan James, Sean Longstaff and Ryan Sessegnon have all been rumoured targets in recent weeks so it looks as though the plan is in its early stages already. Nevertheless, patience will be required by all at the club and especially by the fans as one of the world's biggest clubs undergoes a massive transition. It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming months and years.
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