How long more as fans are we going to sleepwalk into becoming arsenal 2.0 (a boards measure of competence is not just spending) The argument regarding how much we have spent post Ferguson carries very little weight for the reasons below. This isn’t a reaction to deadline day where we may still sign somebody, any claiming it is can check posts made before summer where I was criticised for saying we only need 2 players. When reading this please adopt the mindset of one of Europe’s big clubs. Since Ferguson and gill left, the owners and Woodward have 1. Hired David Moyes to manage Manchester United, and provided him with a 6 year contract, B) proceeded to fail catastrophically in this transfer window. It was farcical not just a failure. 2. Hired Louis van Gaal, a more competent manager, but then adopted a more aggressive transfer policy that lacked focus of any sort, there was little medium term or long term planning and we bloated a squad with too old, too injured, to disinterested big name players. It was galactico lite and we are still suffering today from Woodward’s years of ego signings. B) persisted with a failing van gaal which many criticise, though I myself don’t, and adopted a seemingly hands off role when it came to selling, and saw the sale of several decent squad players replaced with worse ones. 3. Backed mourinho and we have signed good players. But what I want and what mourinho wants are different things. He has been failed this window. 19pts begins city and failed. So many fans are so frustrated and vocal about how we have failed this window but expect mourinho to keep quiet. You have been duped into yet another scapegoat manager. Woodward and glazers are achieving and getting everything they want from the club. We are thriving commercially. We are also so far being outspent by newly promoted clubs Fulham and wolves. We will largely go on moaning about managers and players and turn a blind eye to the running of the club until it’s far too late. Which will only be a couple of years away. Even if this squad pulls off a great season, United are being fleeced. This board want 4th and nothing more. The odd trophy the odd big name player to keep a buzz going. Isn’t it time we as fans do something about it? Or will we go on blaming the players and managers we have do what? Anything more than nothing. Protests, banners, vocal fanzines etc.