- Nov 26, 2017
You say Ole has a plan to pick players, I can buy into this. But does he has a plan to play i.e. tactics, other than relying on counter-attack? Does he has any plan in breaking down a bus? Every goals we have scored this season, were coming from mistakes of opponent, either by losing ball possession in MF hence our counter-attack, or gifting penalty to us on our counter-attack. Players don't know how to move, only way to pass the ball is directly between defender and hope for luck. And last of all, what is our Plan B? I credit him for recruiting the right players but you need tactics and game plan, which we are 1 trick pony.My problem with people who have so definitive views is that you are cannot consider that you are not 100% right. For example, does decent football mean you are more likely to win games? If you win games, does that mean you decent football? The answer to both of these is no.
Liverpool win games playing in a non decent football way. But they are all buying into a clear plan. Press high, attack quickly. And they have been extremely lucky enough to only need 15 players for more than two seasons now. City win game by playing decent football but they also have 22 players that would make any other squad in the league. And they all fit the system / plan. Barcelona and Real have had a plan / system over the years. This year not so much, but there is still a plan. Its why i cant see SPurs / Arsenal winning things, they dont really have a plan. A short term idea probably, but not a plan.
Ole has a plan to pick players who want to fit the system, who want to be at United, and on the field, be defensively solid then attack quickly and when against a low block, be patient and creative. You would think that a target #9, a AM and a DM that come into the starting 11 and this team will look so much better.