Things have rarely been so bleak for Manchester United. The defeat to FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday night felt distinctively different to the losses which have proceeded it this season. Although United had spells but their capitulation right at the death has left their European journey hanging firmly in the balance. Paul scholes explained the current ongoing situation at United.
When the draw was made for the group stages, United were expected to progress with ease. But for them, it was a nightmare from start to finish. Considering the state of the Premier League at present, many fans were hanging their hopes on the cup competitions to provide respite.
Instead, they are out of the Carabao Cup. Moreover, they’re on the verge of a Champions League exit too. Something needs to change but the manager is not the answer. Paul Scholes explained the situation in detail.
Paul Scholes explained the current United scenario:
Paul Scholes explained the situation perfectly in the aftermath of the defeat on Wednesday night.
“I still don’t think there is that much pressure on him. He had a good year and I think he has bought himself a little bit of time in that respect,” he told TNT Sports.
“He’s had a few injuries, but nine defeats in 17 games is not good enough. The club sacked all of those managers sacked in that second or third year. But I don’t think we can afford to do that anymore.
“I think we have got to let this fella go with it, he’s been good up until this point. He’s a little bit unlucky tonight, you have to say that.”
United maintain a record of chopping and changing managers at their own will. When David Moyes didn’t work out they sacked him. When Louis van Gaal failed, they sacked him. The great Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer… All of these managers met the same fate. Paul Scholes explained the situation and he said nothing wrong.
However, all it did was to create this amalgamation of players from different eras which the current boss is stuck with to try and create their philosophy at the club. It does not work.
Sooner or later there comes a time when the powers that be decide they have to stick with the manager and allow them to ride the storm. We have clearly passed the point of sackings and Ten Hag should get the time to try and see his vision through.
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