So this season continues in a bad way. Mourinho leaves. Sanchez, Martial, Pogba etc and all of our defenders have continued to under perform. You are put in charge, given £150m and 80% of any money raised from transfers out... what would you do, formation, staff, dof etc for a squad of 28 players. This thread isnt to be a realistic one of what you think may happen or could happen, its your dream of what you would like to see happen considering how bad things are at the moment, could be tweaks could be major changes. Personally I would like a director of football to work with our scouts identifying mainly YOUNG talent and overseeing transfer negotiations from the first team right down to youth level. I would liek some of our ambassadors involved with this and mentoring young talents e.g Yorke for players from that area SOuth American players, Neville for English players etc. I would also like people like Scholes and Neville to have involvement in coaching of youth players and teaching them about the club, even if it is a part time role. Personally I would go back to the 4-4-2 formation and I would be looking at a big overhaul of players: Out Lee Grant (age) Young (age) Darmian (not good enough) Valencia (age) Rojo (not good enough) Lindelof (not good enough) JOnes (injury prone) McTominay (not good enough) Fellaini (doesnt suit style of play) Pogba (consistency and unrest) Martial (performances and unrest) Sanchez (performances, age, salary) Mata (age, not right for style of play) £350m in sales - £280m spend + £150m = £430m available In Upemecano £70m DeLight £40m Wan Bissaka £40m Ascacibar £30m NDOmbele £50m Guimaraes £40m Gouiri £35m Jadon Sancho £40m Chiesa £70m £405m Net spend £125m GK: DeGea - Romero - Perreira RB - Dalot - Wan Bissaka CB - Upemacano - Bailly- Fosuh Mensah CB - DeLight - Smalling - Tuanzabe LB - Shaw - Ethan Laird LW - Sancho - Rashford RW - Chiesa - Lingard - Chong CM - Ascacibar - Matic CM - Fred - NDombele - Pereira AM - Guimaraes - Gomes ST - Lukaku - Gouri - Greenwood 10 English players out of 28 - 10 players out of 28 bought through our youth system. Over half the squad would be 21 or under but plenty of experience from DeGea, Romero, Smalling, Lingard, Matic and Lukaku. So looking at a squad the fans can be proud of as mainly home grown and our own identity rather than ready made purchases with more of a history with other clubs. DeGea would be captain. I would hope for Upemecano to be organising the defence with DeLight his long term partner and hoping ideal situation is Dalot converts to left back with Bissaka on the right for two very pacy attacking full backs The hope would be Ascacibar to be the heartbeat and general on the pitch with his energy. heart and fight making him a fan favourite and bringing bite into the pressing game with any one of the other cm partnering him. Sancho and CHiesa I woul dbe hoping to be a version of Giggs and Beckham. Would want all of our wingers to play with freedom but have the work rate to track back instilled in them as well. Guimaraes we would be hoping to be the modern day Cantona with Lukaku up front to start with, but being pressurised with the emergence of Gouri and Greenwood also ready for introduction into the team for games as well. Would be looking to play at a very high tempo, breaking at pace and looking to get around the back of teams. The main form of our defensive play would be to work in triangles pressing, similar to how the great Juventus team of the early-mid nineties used to play. The main emphasis would be lookign at winning the ball in the middle of the park by our central midfielders so that there are attacking players able to be level or ahead of the ball and break into the final third quickly (why Ascacibar could be so important). Looking at a young squad as the tempo and workrate would require young legs (Pochettino likes this) and defeinatly a squad game, so woul dbe quite a lot of rotation to keep players fresh. First season the aim would really be orientated towards playing the right way rather than results and gaining experience and gelling as a team. WOuld be starting with a lot of the experienced players as young players make mistakes and have less consistency. But would be hoping for several to take there chances and develop for a title charge in the second season. Basically my dream is that we get a young attack minded manager as Mourinho sadly isnt the right man. The owners dont love the club and WOodward isnt a football man hence the DOF and introduction of explayres that do love the club. I would also like our team to have much more of an idenity as a yougn club with ecitign young players we turn into stars, players that are our own just as much as our youth products are. That is my dream, whats yours?