Premier League Is currently in the midst of a full-scale rebuild
Manchester United‘s defeat toNewcastle Unitedon Sunday was the latest painful chapter in what is becoming a book of horrors for supporters, yet nothing appears to change behind the scenes at the club, withOle Gunnar Solskjaerbelieved to have demanded the departures of nine players when he took the job on a full-time basis.
The summer transfer window was a mixed bag for theReds, with three excellent footballers brought in, arguably the team’s best performers thus far this season, inAaron Wan-Bissaka,Harry MaguireandDaniel James, but there was once again the feeling the team had been left woefully short.
Not a single midfielder was signed, despite the factAnder Herreraleft on a free transfer, and even before that exit it was abundantly clear thatPaul Pogbasimply had too much responsibility in that area.
Unitedneed to rebuild andSolskjaersaw that, with a 4-0 defeat atEvertonsignalling as much, however theGlazerfamily andEd Woodwardfailed to deliver.
OnlyRomelu Lukakuwas sold for any significant money, whilstMatteo Darmian,Antonio ValenciaandHerreradeparted on permanent deals.
Chris SmallingandAlexis Sanchezboth left on loan forSerie A, however a number of other players didn’t leave.
Lukakuleft without a replacement being signed, despiteSolskjaer‘s public assurances that one would in fact join the club, and once again fans are left with the familiar feeling ofWoodward-related angst.
You can’t hide in football and the last few weeks simply haven’t been good enough.
As a United fan myself, that hurts. And you deserve better.
We know we need to improve and that is our sole focus as a team and as a club.pic.twitter.com/GyHgvQvxeM
? Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford)7 de octubre de 2019
Woodward, a qualified accountant by trade, was appointed in his post atManchester Unitedby being present at the club for a significant period of time, and by being at the right place at the right time.
He works in tandem with the equally inexperienced and ill-suitedMatt JudgeandRichard Arnoldto deliverManchester United‘s footballing targets and transfers.
Every single coach sinceSir Alex Fergusonhas lamented the fact they haven’t got the players they requested, and the common denominator in all those scenarios isWoodward‘s crack team.