no matter what players we sign in the summer, if we don't change tactics we are doomed to fail. Individual qualities may keep us 6th or 5th but no way we are challenging for the title the way we are playing now. We could sign neymar, messi and Ronaldo with no change of outcome unless we start playing like succesful teams do nowadays. Pressing, movement width are key. None of that is part of Mou's style.
But we do press... Ok used to press in the beginning and middle of the season, the last few games were a little bit off. As for width, we've gone the entire season with width only on the right side, because there's nobody like Valencia on the left.
There were reason for and against Mourinho I have been undecided a long time before he came. In the end a lot convinced me that his winning mentality would bring short term success which we needed badly.
A half year on I see only one positive, his name may have got us the players we wanted.
Otherwise all fears have com true. His bad behaviour (even worse than expected towards our players), his horrible handling of youth, his defensive minded negative football (ok there were some exceptions).
The better I know him the more I know he is not the United way at all!
A United Manger should be honourable guy that plays attacking football and gives youth a chance.
Totally disappointed of his first season!
My biggest fear now is, that is going for again for ready made players at the age of 28 plus who get their last big contract here with no sell on value which he doesn't need to develop. At the same time he sells our future with the likes of fosu-mensah, Shaw etc. and then we are left with scorched earth when he maybe leaves at the end of his contract. He hasn't had the backing of the players at any club for longer than 3 years.
I am really concerned about our future and especially the next transfer window.