- Jul 4, 2021
Half this current squad will probably leave or retire before United win again at this rate anyway. Who cares if he (Conte) decimates the squad to win something if the current squad are not winning anything.I come in this tread once a week to see the horror stories people like to perpetuate about Conte, some of them so bizarre that I feel we deserve mediocrity.
I don't know how we will not "enjoy" the football Conte plays, it's not like he has 6 defensive minded players on the pitch, as we have right now. He does like to be in control of games, he adapts through the season and even during games, I for one would love to have a manager on the sidelines who know what he's doing.
As far as him binning 17 players and wanting 21more, that's again paranoia. The club can sit with him and come to an agreement in terms of what he wants in the next few windows, and this is the part where I think he'll ask our board to feck off, go somewhere else and have that team compete for titles, because much like our fans, even our board does not recognize competence even when it hits them in the face.
Ole's team is great on paper but always feels like a kid playing FIFA. I mean, how can a team be less than the sum of it's parts? it's bizarre. And I think its management and coaching. Surely Conte is a better option. I'd happily welcome him or Zidane at this point.
Sticking with Ole is mental now. Players are going to revolt if they don't win something soon. Ronaldo and Cavani are close to will retiring and would both like to win again, Donny want's out because he wants to play, Pogba will leave soon too and who knows who else will follow. You will only get so much loyalty from the academy boys before they start looking elsewhere too. I think the long term vision narrative currently being spouted at United is profit driven and Ole is the yes man for a stable top 4 profit machine.
Ole definitely stabilised the ship but I think it's the right thing to get a proper manager in now sharpish. This squad will implode anyway if we don't win anything this season.
Also, now we have Newcastle in the mix it will be even harder to get top 4 once they start spending.