Pardon my ignorance, but to whom are you referring as 'Mav'
Firstly whether you agree with any owner taking money out of the club is irrelevant, you have to acknowledge that the Glazers have backed the managers that have been appointed, regardless of who was responsible for their appointment.
Secondly you have to assume that the club has bought the players earmarked by the managers, I'm not saying they were first choice purchases, but surely they had to be on the list ? Unless of course Ed plays FIFA in his spare time ( joke).
Thirdly and probably most importantly, if those players bought were thought to be good enough for United, why are they not performing here, that surely lies at the feet of the manager and coaches ?
You cannot go out and buy eight players, put them in a team and expect results, that is what is happening now, and we are seeing the inconsistency of that approach.
You would hope that DDG stays, and Romero is a good back up, and good enough ( normally) to give DDG a rest against weaker opposition in cup ties. If DDG goes then I don't think Romero is the standard we need long term.
Are Bailly and Lindlehoff better than Rojo, Smalling or Jones ? Personally I think they are, however of the three I think I would keep Rojo, as cover for the centre and left back position.
Young and Valencia need to go offering them new contracts does nothing for the lads in the academy, lets use some of the youth, they will play for the shirt not the cash.
I would also keep Mata and Hererra, nto so sure about Matic.
Lukaku has been a total failure, he is not our type of player, or we don't play to his strengths, saying that neither did Everton. I would go out of my way to keep Martial and offload Lukaku.
We also got the short straw in the MIki deal, I think there was more to that than was let on, in fact I know there was
I ( and there are a few more of us) am not convinced about Rashford and Lindgard, we saw the same hype with Macheda, I'm womdering if we have the highest level they are going to achieve
Pogba seems to have his mind focussed on his next hair cut , and I think people can see why Fergie didn't go chasing after him the way he went after Cantona.
My criteria for keeping or letting a player go is thinking if they could walk into the dressing room of another top team and get a place, we only have two that can do that, maybe three on a good day, DDG, Pogba and Shaw.
Who would I like to see as manager, well here's one from the left field, I'd like to see Blanc have a pop, with Cantona as his assistant, it wont happen because Eric finds it difficult to visit Old Ttrafford while the Glazers are in charge, and he certainly wouldn't work for them.
Instead of your eight I would say we need to look at possibly three, and a couple of the top academy players used, give them some experience, they with some old heads could win us a cup or two, and eventually get us back to the top in Europe.
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