Fair enough.I don't think the club has given the manager ALL the tools he needs (or wants). I also think that no manager in the world gets all the tools he needs all the time. You just have to work with what you have got - and Solskjaer has been given plenty. In previous windows, certainly, but he was also given potentially good additions this summer as well, even though it was nowhere near a perfect window.
Part of the praise Solskjaer has been given is due to the young squad he built. And the thing about a young squad is that with proper coaching, you'd expect it to improve within, whether you sign new players or not. So the idea we can't go forward because we signed 'only' VDB, Telles and Cavani is just wrong.
For me it seems like the only way for Solskjaer to succeed is if you provide him with the perfect squad, full of expensive first-team players and backups. That's just not going to happen.
I agree that no manager is given everything he needs and wants, but for me this summer represents a big step backwards in terms of recruitment and off the field distractions, and I think he has a right to feel aggrieved that the momentum the team built up since lockdown has been squandered by the same issues that we've seen hamstring every manager we've had since Fergie.
For me, Ole might not be the manager to win titles with United, but I think there are far more critical problems at the club and I like that he's assembled a younger, more attacking United side that is a lot easier to like than any I can remember in previous years.
If you think that the manager is the main thing that's holding us back then I fully understand why you want him gone.
I just don't see any other manager doing much better given what I perceive as insurmountable structural issues with the way the club is run, so I'm happy to have a coach who bleeds red and appears to be far more concerned with what's best for United rather than his own ego.