Well I'm not saying shift the entire team. Some of them are more prepared to accept they need to compete than others. I don't mind different personalities in the team, but they cannot be made up of predominantly one type. We lack leaders and that is the start of the problem. Jose has not found a player that translates for him on the pitch with consistency.Glorio wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:20 pmYou're right, if we sell everyone and buy a completely new team, he may win something, but he'll fall out with those new players the next year,or the year after, and he'll want more hundreds of millions. Is that really what we want? Another short term fix?RED3bution wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:53 pmIf I had any say I would give Jose money to spend. I do not think he's the main problem, though he is in the most pivotal role, but I think that if Jose is backed, he is more likely to win something than a new manager will while retaining this lot. Most of them are babies I must say, according to reports.
Tbh, the José employment has "worked" as well as could be expected. He came in, shook the place up, spent masses of money, delivered trophies in the short term (and bar the imperious form of City, we could be league champions), and now his trick is simply done, and we're tumbling downhill fast (complete mirror image of his 3rd seasons). I think it's been shown over and over again that he's not a long term solution. His abrasive approach doesn't work in the long term with most players.
If he has money to create some kind of competition between positions, he will be able to use that tension to extract something out of some of the non-shows. We have some new buys from foreign leagues, so a bedding-in period is expected.
De Gea is the only player without competition that has managed to maintain a World class level consistently. Shows what's in him. Every other position seems to have suffered.