Think for me its being a realist. Right now we don't have the squad to contend with Liverpool or City, that's my opinion others disagree. But we should be closing the gap and improving with every season under Ole and thus the bar for each season is raised. It should be a natural progression to rise higher and do better. This season, top 3 with a 70+ point finish and a trophy (can be the league cup) is my personal bar, if we exceed expectations then fantastic. If we fall well below then the red pen will come out and it'll probably be time to look elsewhere.I honestly like in general how many people supporting Ole are the first ones who tries to lower the expectations and tell everyone we're not as good as Liverpool, City and Chelsea. I guess since you support a manager you'll be certain he's capable of landing a big prize thus you support him but it seems the opposite, they believe top 4 is good enough progress and we're not capable of winning the league any time soon, so that if we win it's a massive overachievement and if we don't and get top 4 it's more in the line. Weirdest aspect of supporting a manager I have seen if you ask me. Sure some aren't that but there're definitely many of Ole supporters here who are the first to jump in to control any high expectations.
I just don't think you can flick a switch and argue that money spent should guarantee success and I also believe that the board simply don't do enough business to allow a fast transition and thats also part of the issue. We have far too much dead weight still in the squad, to put it into perspective. I mean lets look at our defenders as an example:
Total Minutes at United
Maguire has almost equalled Baillys total minutes in a season and a half. Bailly himself is already 26 years old and has completed just over 10k minutes of senior football, which is terrible. We've then got Rojo who hasn't even managed 10k minutes for us despite this being his 7th season at United. Jones is in his 10th season at United and is now a guaranteed sick note and stealing a wage. Honestly, given the money we've spent its bewildering that we're left with this list of defenders. Our CB depth is honestly appalling.