Would you sack or keep Ole? (Poll reopened)

Sack or Keep OLE?

  • Sack Ole end of season & appoint new coach ASAP

  • Keep Ole & back him to finish rebuild


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I can’t belive no one is factoring in the amount of injuries we have had to crucial players this season in their assessment of Ole. I am sure they have absolutely nothing to do with our current form.

If we were performing like this with everybody available, I would understand the scathing criticism coming from seemingly everybody. But at the moment we have crucial players missing and many games on the schedule.

Ole needs players. He hasn’t been brilliant so far, but I think most managers would struggle to get the team scoring freely whilst relying on the likes of Pereira and Lingard. Besides, we have much bigger problems that I would rather we attend to first.
What about the back end of last season, when we failed to win our last 5 games, only to end it with a 0-2 home loss to fecking Cardiff. Didn’t he have Pogba available then, along with Rashford?

Who exactly does he need to have available or sign to at least get a draw vs the likes of Burnley, Cardiff and Watford, it’s ridiculous we’re even having this conversation regarding a Manchester United manager.
 

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I can’t belive no one is factoring in the amount of injuries we have had to crucial players this season in their assessment of Ole. I am sure they have absolutely nothing to do with our current form.

If we were performing like this with everybody available, I would understand the scathing criticism coming from seemingly everybody. But at the moment we have crucial players missing and many games on the schedule.

Ole needs players. He hasn’t been brilliant so far, but I think most managers would struggle to get the team scoring freely whilst relying on the likes of Pereira and Lingard. Besides, we have much bigger problems that I would rather we attend to first.
He is the one who culled the squad. If the idiot on top Woodward is not giving him a budget to buy some players then he should agitate and leave. No, he has self interest and he would not walk away and he will drag the club down.
 

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The longer we keep Ole, the less likely any player to want to join us.
This is another reason we need a top class manager. Players are going to be put off joining as the club is going nowhere.
He needs help and an experienced number 2. Roy Keane ideally for me. Set some fecking standards
That sounds like a terrible idea. I like Keane, legend, all time great but he's not cut out for management.
 

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What about the back end of last season, when we failed to win our last 5 games, only to end it with a 0-2 home loss to fecking Cardiff. Didn’t he have Pogba available then, along with Rashford?

Who exactly does he need to have available or sign to at least get a draw vs the likes of Burnley, Cardiff and Watford, it’s ridiculous we’re even having this conversation regarding a Manchester United manager.
According to Ole, we dropped off last season because the players were not fit enough to play how he wanted to play so their levels dropped off as the season went along.

I don’t think we lose against Burnley with Bruno Fernandes playing instead of Pereira. But to answer your question, if we had strengthened in midfield, we wouldn’t have missed Pogba as much as we have. If we had replaced Sanchez and Lukaku with another forward, we wouldn’t have missed Martial and we wouldn’t be missing Rashford right now.

At the moment, with our injuries we don’t have anyone capable of consistently breaking down teams that play defensively. That has to be down to player recruitment.

He is the one who culled the squad. If the idiot on top Woodward is not giving him a budget to buy some players then he should agitate and leave. No, he has self interest and he would not walk away and he will drag the club down.
He said that he would get rid of everyone who didn’t need want to be here, which I completely agree with (that is why most united fans want to see Pogba sold).

I don’t think Ole would ever agitate for a move given his obvious love for the club and I don’t think that it is the case that he is dragging the club down. That dishonour has to go to the executive vice cretin himself, who can obviously tolerate more failure than most normally developed egos. I honestly don’t know how he sleeps at night given the amount of loathing he must live under.
 

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According to Ole, we dropped off last season because the players were not fit enough to play how he wanted to play so their levels dropped off as the season went along.

I don’t think we lose against Burnley with Bruno Fernandes playing instead of Pereira. But to answer your question, if we had strengthened in midfield, we wouldn’t have missed Pogba as much as we have. If we had replaced Sanchez and Lukaku with another forward, we wouldn’t have missed Martial and we wouldn’t be missing Rashford right now.

At the moment, with our injuries we don’t have anyone capable of consistently breaking down teams that play defensively. That has to be down to player recruitment.


He said that he would get rid of everyone who didn’t need want to be here, which I completely agree with (that is why most united fans want to see Pogba sold).

I don’t think Ole would ever agitate for a move given his obvious love for the club and I don’t think that it is the case that he is dragging the club down. That dishonour has to go to the executive vice cretin himself, who can obviously tolerate more failure than most normally developed egos. I honestly don’t know how he sleeps at night given the amount of loathing he must live under.
He should not be involved in a popularity contest. He should have ignored what the fans want and get a team in place. He is not a proper manager if he is scared of fans. His job is to deliver on the pitch and he has not delivered but failed miserably.
 

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Im sure all those 46% Ole ins are mostly newbies that just voted and havent come back to the forum again.

theres no way the opinion in this forum is even, besides maybe 30 posters all the forum is quite unanimous on the fact that Ole should go right away.
 

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With Rashford gone for months, we don't have a single forward who is good enough to carry us at times.

We're in deep crap. We need a new CEO, a new manager and a new DOF.
 

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Just a couple of tweets to illustrate how out of depth Ole is and how Woodward stands by while someone like arsenal took action.
 

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Is it true that the players were jeered off at half time and again at full time? Also the stadium emptied with five minutes to play? Couldn't catch the game. Read this on the BBC website.
 

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Is it true that the players were jeered off at half time and again at full time? Also the stadium emptied with five minutes to play? Couldn't catch the game. Read this on the BBC website.
It is true and both Rio and Scholes also highlighted the fact. They said they have never seen this before. Both have said the team is good enough to beat Burnley but the players have no clue how to do it. To make matters worse we have conceded the highest number of goals from set pieces. This is a shame.
 

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Is it true that the players were jeered off at half time and again at full time? Also the stadium emptied with five minutes to play? Couldn't catch the game. Read this on the BBC website.
Yes a chorus of boos at full time after the loud cheers from the Burnley faithful which probably outnumbered the United fans at the end.
 

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It is true and both Rio and Scholes also highlighted the fact. They said they have never seen this before. Both have said the team is good enough to beat Burnley but the players have no clue how to do it. To make matters worse we have conceded the highest number of goals from set pieces. This is a shame.
Thanks. Just read Rio's comments too. He clearly says the ground started emptying after 84 mins. Unbelievable.
 

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Such a thin squad is unprecedented at a club of size man utd. This is monumental fked up we were able to achieve in last 12 months.
 

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Hopefully people now see Ole is not good enough. But I do agree with the notion that managers will find it hard to succeed with this team but that is only if they don't get the support or backing required.

Is Ole getting that right now? Well he was given 150m to spend in the summer, 55m more than what Leceister spent and 150m more than what Chelsea got. I believe he could have done better with the money. We could have gotten Ziyech and Bruno for the Maguire money while signing AWB and James, kept Smalling and the squad would instantly look better than what Leceister and Chelsea have.

That said. You look at the 150m budget and the 70m netspend and it's actually comparable to how Liverpool went about carrying their rebuild. Ole also talks about how he's waiting for the right players and he has the backing. So these are also factors to consider on why we haven't spent much.

Howvever I'm sure Ed isn't backing Ole enough but I'm also sure the money allocated to Ole in the summer would have been spent much better under a better manager
 

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What about the back end of last season, when we failed to win our last 5 games, only to end it with a 0-2 home loss to fecking Cardiff. Didn’t he have Pogba available then, along with Rashford?

Who exactly does he need to have available or sign to at least get a draw vs the likes of Burnley, Cardiff and Watford, it’s ridiculous we’re even having this conversation regarding a Manchester United manager.
truth is would you really trust him with any sort of decent cattle

he cant even manage this squad

pogba best performance was in a hospital bed , luke shaw warms up with a hat on , rashford played with stress fractures ....these players do as they please
 

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When we didn't score a single goal from open play in September, it was all about martial injury.

After that it was because of pogbas injury

Now, it's all because if rashfords injury.

The simple truth is that, he is not good enough, injuries or not.
 

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We never signed just Ole, we signed him and his big team of cheerleaders. For past 16 months, his footballing friends have corrupted many fans and that's the sole reason why he has remained in this job. He didn't get the job on his own ability, but on references from his friends and, they also deserve some blame.
 

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Onto this point then: if you fully back Jose, he likely replaces Pogba and Martial with Perisic/Willian and Savic(from Lazio). Do you really think those changes improve the team?

Re: the bold, I fully agree with that. Woodward completely botched the business following the Jose sacking.
We have pogba and martial, any better?

Pogba not giving a flying feck and martial is being a bottler
 

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It's funny to see someone who thinks they are seeing the whole picture by transferring the blame to Woodward. I guess no one here is satisfied with Woodward, problem is whether Ole is doing his job competently.

I see someone pointing out the structural problem for us, but the ultimate problem comes from the lack of ambition from the owners. This has easily been reflected from the transfer activities and rumors over the past few years. It is obvious that they care about revenue more than results. They just want to stay in the top 4 with minimal input, whether we can win titles is irrelevant.

Understanding the above concept, you will know Woodward is just a puppet of Glazers and he is doing an excellent job in terms of that. As far as he can earn money and deal with sponsorships, I don't see a single reason why the board would get rid of him. If you think the problem will be gone along with Woodward, I'm sorry to say you are just oversimplifying the problem.

Under these circumstances, even a director of football doesn't necessarily help. Everton hired Leicester's scout Walsh as DoF a few years ago, who was so-called the unsung architect for Leicester's title winning season. Needless to say, Everton had a terrible transfer window and he departed not long later. Again, considering the lack of ambition from the owners, I don't think a DoF can do much for us, other than creating more chaos and mess among the board, Woodward, the DoF and the manager.

It's obvious that the owners wouldn't be gone in the foreseeable future, not even in previous Glazers-out campaigns, so what could a manager possibly do? Yes it is definitely a difficult job, picking up an average squad while fans expect so much and the boss has no ambition. The manager has to play 200% of players' ability, get consistent results with limited resources, spot talents with cheap price, etc. When you display some sorts of managerial ability, the board may possibly gain trust in you and give you more control including the transfer market. It has become more understandable why Fergie picked Moyes in 2013, given his record at Everton. I don't want to go off-topic too much to mention other managers, but Ole certainly doesn't look the right man to do the job for me.
 

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It's funny to see someone who thinks they are seeing the whole picture by transferring the blame to Woodward. I guess no one here is satisfied with Woodward, problem is whether Ole is doing his job competently.

I see someone pointing out the structural problem for us, but the ultimate problem comes from the lack of ambition from the owners. This has easily been reflected from the transfer activities and rumors over the past few years. It is obvious that they care about revenue more than results. They just want to stay in the top 4 with minimal input, whether we can win titles is irrelevant.

Understanding the above concept, you will know Woodward is just a puppet of Glazers and he is doing an excellent job in terms of that. As far as he can earn money and deal with sponsorships, I don't see a single reason why the board would get rid of him. If you think the problem will be gone along with Woodward, I'm sorry to say you are just oversimplifying the problem.

Under these circumstances, even a director of football doesn't necessarily help. Everton hired Leicester's scout Walsh as DoF a few years ago, who was so-called the unsung architect for Leicester's title winning season. Needless to say, Everton had a terrible transfer window and he departed not long later. Again, considering the lack of ambition from the owners, I don't think a DoF can do much for us, other than creating more chaos and mess among the board, Woodward, the DoF and the manager.

It's obvious that the owners wouldn't be gone in the foreseeable future, not even in previous Glazers-out campaigns, so what could a manager possibly do? Yes it is definitely a difficult job, picking up an average squad while fans expect so much and the boss has no ambition. The manager has to play 200% of players' ability, get consistent results with limited resources, spot talents with cheap price, etc. When you display some sorts of managerial ability, the board may possibly gain trust in you and give you more control including the transfer market. It has become more understandable why Fergie picked Moyes in 2013, given his record at Everton. I don't want to go off-topic too much to mention other managers, but Ole certainly doesn't look the right man to do the job for me.
The Glazers might lack ambition but things could be handled far better then they are being handled. For example we spent 130m last summer on a slow CB whose decent but not WC and a fullback that isn't really good in attacking. Surely we could have found cheaper options and then went on strengthening the non existent CM. Also coaching has been terrible. Our defensive record against set pieces is laughable, players are constantly getting injured or run to the ground until they pick serious injuries (Pogba and Rashy) while others are shit with US, they go elsewhere and become brutally effective (Smalling and Lukaku). Let's not shift all the blame on one person. I think the Glazers are at fault but both Ole and Woody should be doing better.
 

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The Glazers might lack ambition but things could be handled far better then they are being handled. For example we spent 130m last summer on a slow CB whose decent but not WC and a fullback that isn't really good in attacking. Surely we could have found cheaper options and then went on strengthening the non existent CM. Also coaching has been terrible. Our defensive record against set pieces is laughable, players are constantly getting injured or run to the ground until they pick serious injuries (Pogba and Rashy) while others are shit with US, they go elsewhere and become brutally effective (Smalling and Lukaku). Let's not shift all the blame on one person. I think the Glazers are at fault but both Ole and Woody should be doing better.
Go on then, and apologies if you have elsewhere, numerous times, but gives us the names of a RB, CB and Midfielder that could've been signed for the £130m instead of AWB and Maguire.

I'll give you Elseid Hysaj ;)
 

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I get the cries to sack ole. It's turning into an omni-shambles and in as much as the fans have some power to affect any change at a football club, getting the manager sacked is about the only option available to us. But it's just such a low ambition idea. It might improve us a little bit in the short term but honestly lads what's the point in using our energy to change manager? Have some bloody ambition. Think about what the actual problem is and work to solving it. And I don't know how we get shot of the American parasites who have attached themselves to us or how to get rid of their lacky ceo. But things will not improve in a meaningful way unless that problem is solved. I can guarantee that. The Glazer's want you to spend your time giving out about the manager and hoping the next new shiny one will be the spark to turn it all around. Please be smarter. Focus on the underlying issue.
 

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Cant defend Ole's record, hes been around for a full year and the numbers just speak for themselves, its shite. I think someone like Poch or Allegri will do better as it they will get more out of this squad because they are better coaches than Ole (there are a lot of coaches better than Ole tbf). All of that said, we will still not win jack shit with Woodward in charge of signing players. Its been said to death, but the days of a manager sticking around for years are over, the idea of trying to replicate what happened with SAF and him running everything on the football side of things are over, top clubs sack managers all the time that is the norm. What we need is a football head, someone to be in charge of the recruitment and get the players that are at the level of what a United player should be. Sporting Director, Director of Football whatever you call it, that is the new manager in football. Making sure we have the right person with the right abilities there is what matters the most in a modern club. With very few exceptions, all the biggest clubs in the world operate this way. Its mind boggling how Woodward thinks he understands football when he clearly does not and literally a teenager who plays FM would do a better job than him at recruiting players. Without getting rid of Woodward or significantly reducing his role (and his existing team's) in the recruitment of players, we are not going to win titles regardless of who the manager is.
 

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Go on then, and apologies if you have elsewhere, numerous times, but gives us the names of a RB, CB and Midfielder that could've been signed for the £130m instead of AWB and Maguire.

I'll give you Elseid Hysaj ;)
It's up to the scouts to go around and find talent outside the EPL on the cheap. Surely we don't need them to 'discover' Maguire and AWB on a looping 130m fee. The former doesn't look so much better to Smalling and we spent a world record fee on him.

Therefore to answer your question.

Demiral - 15m
Theo Hernandes - 20m
Meunier - 25m
Rabiot - free
Olmo - 45m
Haaland - 10m
Brandt - 21m

James 15m


a-Smalling should have been kept. We should have sold Rojo and got rid of Jones and we should have got a young CB on the cheap like Demiral. Smalling, Demiral, Tuanzebe, Bailly and Lindelof would be enough
b- Shaw is pretty much useless really. If we could get 15m out of him we could have bought Theo Hernandes for an excess of 5m
c- Meunier was available for around 25m as he was heading at the end of his contract.
d- Rabiot was on a free last summer. He would have been a decent replacement for Herrera
e- Olmo was around 40-50m in the Summer. He can cover RW and AMC.
f- Brandt was bought by Dortmund for 21m. He can play as CM and LW
g- Haaland was available for around 15m
i - James is a decent signing so I'd say 15m on him was worth the while

That's 151m. When one considers that we were selling Lukaku for 80m, Jesse for 20m, Rojo and Shaw for 15m each then it goes down to 21m. You have to admit that this squad would fair better in the league then the current squad.

GK: DDG, Romero
DR: Meunier, Young, Dalot
DC: Demiral, Smalling, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Bailly
DL: Hernandes, Williams

DM: Matic, Rabiot
MC; McT, Fred
MC: Pogba, Periera, Brandt

AMR: Olmo, James, Mata
AML: Martial, Rashford
STK: Haaland, Greenwood

Unfortunately it might lack the 'understanding our culture' or whatever that means that Ole keeps rambling about. It really didn't helped us much against Burnley but hey....it's seems quite important.
 

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finally changed my vote
sack
love ole but if we are going to come back it will have to be with someone else
Same sentiments. With the board as it is, he doesn't stand a chance of turning things around.

Tbh, I don't think even Poch would fare much better but I guess we need new ideas.
 

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According to Ole, we dropped off last season because the players were not fit enough to play how he wanted to play so their levels dropped off as the season went along.

I don’t think we lose against Burnley with Bruno Fernandes playing instead of Pereira. But to answer your question, if we had strengthened in midfield, we wouldn’t have missed Pogba as much as we have. If we had replaced Sanchez and Lukaku with another forward, we wouldn’t have missed Martial and we wouldn’t be missing Rashford right now.

At the moment, with our injuries we don’t have anyone capable of consistently breaking down teams that play defensively. That has to be down to player recruitment.


He said that he would get rid of everyone who didn’t need want to be here, which I completely agree with (that is why most united fans want to see Pogba sold).

I don’t think Ole would ever agitate for a move given his obvious love for the club and I don’t think that it is the case that he is dragging the club down. That dishonour has to go to the executive vice cretin himself, who can obviously tolerate more failure than most normally developed egos. I honestly don’t know how he sleeps at night given the amount of loathing he must live under.
All of which were his decisions. He decided to blow the entire budget on defenders and we still concede every game. He decided to go into a season with a depleted squad.

We have the highest injury rate since he took over compared to the 5-6 years before him under various managers and we still don't look fit enough or smart enough to press.

He's Woodward and Glazers mouthpiece and if people somehow expect anything at the club to change with him in charge are deluded.
 

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Such a thin squad is unprecedented at a club of size man utd. This is monumental fked up we were able to achieve in last 12 months.
Its a thin squad for sure but Ole isn't helping by doing little or no rotation with the players. He exacerbated the injuries to Pogba, Mctominay, Maquire and Rashford by letting them play whilst injured.

I thought some of the players look absolutely knackered tonight - Wan-Bissaka was out on his feet the last 10 - 15 minutes. Ole's run this squad into the ground.
 

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I'm really starting to twist on this. It's very hard to keep defending him when such abject displays are put on tape. The set piece stat .. that's very, very damning. Particularly after spending 80 million on Maguire. That result last night is unacceptable, even allowing for injuries.

But the issue, as @bdecuc rightly says above, is higher. We can sack the manager, again. We can appoint a new manager, again. We can have hope, again. And ultimately, because of the God awful structure in place at the club, and the absolute buffoon who is currently running all football matters, the new manager will fail. The Glazers must be laughing at us all, getting into an uproar at the manager, while they bleed the club dry in the background.

Until Ed steps away, and / or a DOF is appointed, no manager has a hope.
 

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When Ole said he had to make short term signing and yet makes no sense that he did not sign Halaand for agent cut reason. What a stupid stupid emotional decision.
 

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I can’t belive no one is factoring in the amount of injuries we have had to crucial players this season in their assessment of Ole. I am sure they have absolutely nothing to do with our current form.

If we were performing like this with everybody available, I would understand the scathing criticism coming from seemingly everybody. But at the moment we have crucial players missing and many games on the schedule.

Ole needs players. He hasn’t been brilliant so far, but I think most managers would struggle to get the team scoring freely whilst relying on the likes of Pereira and Lingard. Besides, we have much bigger problems that I would rather we attend to first.
This a ridiculous excuse. Tell me how many players on that Burnley team would have got in our team? None. Zero. Nada. Even with injuries, recruitment etc Ole should beat Burnley. You saying Burnley were the better team on paper and favorites to win?
 

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I'm really starting to twist on this. It's very hard to keep defending him when such abject displays are put on tape. The set piece stat .. that's very, very damning. Particularly after spending 80 million on Maguire. That result last night is unacceptable, even allowing for injuries.

But the issue, as @bdecuc rightly says above, is higher. We can sack the manager, again. We can appoint a new manager, again. We can have hope, again. And ultimately, because of the God awful structure in place at the club, and the absolute buffoon who is currently running all football matters, the new manager will fail. The Glazers must be laughing at us all, getting into an uproar at the manager, while they bleed the club dry in the background.

Until Ed steps away, and / or a DOF is appointed, no manager has a hope.
With the absolute buffoon that is currently managing us we're guaranteed failure.

Last night display and this season as a whole is dedicated to all the deluded ones that somehow think keeping Solskjaer will make Ed or the board's job less safe. :lol:
 

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All of which were his decisions. He decided to blow the entire budget on defenders and we still concede every game. He decided to go into a season with a depleted squad.

We have the highest injury rate since he took over compared to the 5-6 years before him under various managers and we still don't look fit enough or smart enough to press.

He's Woodward and Glazers mouthpiece and if people somehow expect anything at the club to change with him in charge are deluded.
What budget? We only spent £40 million net with Lukaku leaving. If we cannot afford to spend more than £ 40 million in a transfer window then we are in dire straits. With Herrera and Fellaini also leaving, we should have been looking to buy a midfielder and we were heavily linked to Bruno in the summer. The fact that we didnt agree a deal with Sporting then, as is the case now, is frustratingly incompentent from Woodward and Co.

We bought Maguire and we have massively improved defensively. We are one of the top teams in goals conceded from open play. Our defending in set-pieces is shocking and hopefully the coaches sort that out quickly. But in general I am not worried about our defence if everyone is fit and that is due to the recruitment in the summer. What we need now is a proper midfield and a creative outlet.
 

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What budget? We only spent £40 million net with Lukaku leaving. If we cannot afford to spend more than £ 40 million in a transfer window then we are in dire straits. With Herrera and Fellaini also leaving, we should have been looking to buy a midfielder and we were heavily linked to Bruno in the summer. The fact that we didnt agree a deal with Sporting then, as is the case now, is frustratingly incompentent from Woodward and Co.

We bought Maguire and we have massively improved defensively. We are one of the top teams in goals conceded from open play. Our defending in set-pieces is shocking and hopefully the coaches sort that out quickly. But in general I am not worried about our defence if everyone is fit and that is due to the recruitment in the summer. What we need now is a proper midfield and a creative outlet.
How much did Chelsea spent? How much Leicester spent?

We have 4 clean sheets in 24 games after 130m spent on defence.

We have the highest number of goals received from set pieces, yet he's absolved from fault?

You do realize Herrera and Fellaini are different position to Bruno right?

Again - if he didn't have the "net" funds he shouldn't have gutted the squad. Simple as.