- Nov 26, 2015
You literally grouped SAF and Ole and Mou together, not me. There were many iterations of SAF teams but they played very differently. That shouldn’t need to be explained on as United forum.Perhaps you are not comprehending anything I’m writing. Point two is the exact opposite of what I said. It is YOU who said Ole and Jose were similar, unlike Ten Hag who is trying to get us to build from the back. I said that because both managers did not build from the back does NOT make them similar. Otherwise you may as well have added Sir Alex to your comparisons. There was a difference between Ole and Jose, just as there was with Fergie.
As for point 3, I have no trouble ‘understanding’ anything thank you. I do however, dismiss the relevance of what a manager has done in another league when I am seeing him unable to do it in this one. Expectations based on Ajax performance were fine last summer when he joined. In fact, they were logical. You hope that he brings Ajax principles and values the passing of the ball. However, that is obviously superseded by what is ACTUALLY happening during his tenure as Manchester United manager. And in that respect, what comfort is it supposed to be to me that his Ajax team, like just about all Ajax teams ever, played good football if his United team doesn’t?
If you had read what I wrote I actually said Ole and Mou were similar and ETH actually just reverted to that basic style of football when he saw how bad were versus Brentford and Brighton. There was also very little point playing out from the back with DDG in goal, I assume you understand why that would be, so this season is the first time the concerted effort to do it is happening.
This is not rocket science.