Man Utd set to appoint Director of Football (when hell freezes over)

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    Redplane Full Member

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    Based on everything you read in the press and from comments made by ex coaches it sounds like Ed doesn't like most things. Must be very inspiring to work for.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    In other words, United need to absolutely avoid Steve Walsh like the plague.
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    Rolaholic Full Member

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    Who the feck is Ed Woodward to think he knows better than Fergie?

    Get that clown far away from any important football related decision making
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    Matst1 New Member

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    But do you not think there were different circumstances at Everton which lead him to scattergun these signings? Like they told him you have x amount of time to fill these positions. I'd hope at United there would be a clear, constructive process in place and for him to work closely with Fletcher and people like Butt but most importantly, give him time.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    How can such a man appoint a Dof and force himself to lose control when he's enjoying making decision in whatever thing he likes even if he knows nothing in it ?
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    passing-wind Full Member

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    Getting sick and tired of this nonsense, give it to an ex-player who was successful here Ferdinand, Butt or Fletcher. We are miles behind, Solskjaer is content with the current structure because he's being given the reigns to decide targets.

    This is a big problem because inevitably (as it stands) when Ole is sacked the new manager can deem whoever we purchase surplus to requirements. The club needs to break this cycle not change the personnel concerning the existing failing structure. I was certain this would have been addressed when Phelan announced his stay because it was the only aspect keeping him from commitment. We are now under three weeks away from pre season and nothings changed.

    What an absolute disgrace
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    United_We_Stand Full Member

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    FireballXL5 New Member

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    Does anybody sit back and reflect on what a bizarrely run club we are?
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    AshRK Full Member

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    The worst run top club. It's also funny how Woodward has stopped giving bs statements that he used to 2 or 3 years ago. "Watch this space" crap. He is an incompetent CEO who is lucky that Glazers will never fire him. In any other top organisation he would have been fired multiple times.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    Woodward, hopefully.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    Fergie has reccomended him in a consultancy role allegedly, but Woodward doesn't like the idea and I agree with Woodward on this.

    It's no surprise the usual suspects have come out to bash Woodward over something that looks like he is correct about, due to Walsh's utter failure at Everton.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Finally Ed is right on something.
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    Jazz Full Member

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    The guy in question did a very shit job at Everton, why would we want him? Ed is right to reject that idea.
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    Jazz Full Member

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    Why doesn't Ed interview young Cryuff? He does at least know our club.
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    astracrazy New Member

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    With respect im not sure if we need another Fergie recommendation. Id rather we just get the best person we possible can for the job instead of getting someone just because Fergie recommended. It didnt work well last time.
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    clarkydaz Full Member

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    its more like self harm, and it feels good
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    Velvet Revolver Full Member

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    SAF shouldn't be recommending anyone from Everton !
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    pcaming Full Member

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    What is the consultancy role exactly Sir Alex is thinking?
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    red thru&thru Full Member

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    Amazing how stories are coming out that Saf and Ed are at loggerheads about this.

    Is this the start of trying to oust Ed?
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Was Fergie right with Moyes recommendation?
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    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Been hearing quite a few stories over the years that they don't like each other and have their own respective "camps" of people on their sides. Makes me wonder if that played a part in SAF's decision to retire around the same time as Gill's departure.
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    Steve Walsh would be worse than Woodward. We need to stay well fecking clear.
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    Im red2 Prophet of Doom

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    Ed is our current DOF and he is doing a great job, if you are a Liverpool fan, I am not shouting for Steve Walsh but someone needs to slap Ed around the face and help him relise that he does not know Jack shit about football.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    Walsh was Mike Phelan's P.E teacher in the 80s, if the info from Sky is correct.
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    Suv666 Full Member

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    Walsh is worse than Ed
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    Amir Full Member

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    I don't know, obviously, but here's one thing I know: We don't need someone to consult. We need someone to do.
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Yeah do it right in the middle of the transfer window.
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    nameischarles New Member

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    They've had all the time in the world to hire one and get this rolling before the season ended, whatever internal politics Ed and the board has with not hiring or making a decision on one. I'm sure this will resurface again once the season goes in disarray.
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    USREDEVIL New Member

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    So um, when do we just lock this thread. I mean it's getting a bit pathetic at this point.
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    prateik Full Member

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    We are a third into the transfer window and we are still trying to figure out a set up that will help us with the summer recruitment?

    Yeah.. this is going to be fun.
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    bugmat Full Member

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    :lol: his first has done enough damage - agreed!
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    clarkydaz Full Member

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    Maybe he is honest and hardworking :drool:
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    So we have first hand evidence and accounts from people that know better than us that this Walsh person is an awful candidate for a DOF, yet the first reaction of many is to bash woody. Can’t even say I’m surprised.
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    deafepl New Member

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    Just watch, if we become one of the best team in Europe in the next 3 years. They'll be kissing Woodward's arses. Liverpool fans were pissing off about their DOF and the owners and calling for them to get out especially in the early 2017/18 season. City was running poorly with more talents they struggle to get best out from until Pep's second season, all of sudden they are a best-run club in the world.
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    Don’t get me wrong, I am very much of the opinion that we need a DOF, but I disagree with the common consensus on here that literally anyone besides woody would do a good job of it.

    Added to that I would be very wary of appointing someone simply on Sir Alex’ recommendation.
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    Im red2 Prophet of Doom

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    It is all deliberate, they (the Glazers) need Ed in control. Ed is their puppet and just does as they say. I am sure they are very happy with him, hence why is still the CEO.
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    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    Has anyone seen this about Judge and Meunier? feckin hell!

    2 minutes in with Howson

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    Tiber Full Member

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    Wasn't Walsh a disaster at Everton
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    This appears (assuming the story is true) to be one of those rare occasions where Woodward has got something right. Walsh presided over one of the worst transfer stratagies ever conceived, while at Everton - he would have been a disasterous appointment as our DOF and Woodward was right to reject the idea.
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    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    All due respect to SAF, I don't think he should be recommending anyone.

    I want him to enjoy life and his good health.

    A complete disaster were we to appoint Walsh now. In June. During the transfer window.

    Hopefully a silly rumor.