Set up wise, yes, but game management is poor. There is a reason why his last experience in the PL ended in relegation and Manchester United is a big club, not a creche. Before you point out Pep and Zidane, they had a straight transition and ste legends on a higher tier than Ole (leaders).Tactics absolutely spot on yesterday and team selection was good with Pereira at number 10 when it would have been easy to play Mata for his experience.
His issue yesterday was the game plan was good and generally we start games very well at the moment but when the opponent counters Ole either doesn't react or can't react because he doesn't have what he needs on the bench to stop what the opponent is doing or more worrying he doesn't see what's happening quickly enough to stop it.Set up wise, yes, but game management is poor. There is a reason why his last experience in the PL ended in relegation and Manchester United is a big club, not a creche. Before you point out Pep and Zidane, they had a straight transition and ste legends on a higher tier than Ole (leaders).
Even Lampard is a comparison too far as he's Chelsea's greatest goalscorer and captained them to a Champions League victory.
Allegri is needed asap. Fun fact: he was the last manager to defeat Jurgen Klopp in a 2 legged cup tieHis issue yesterday was the game plan was good and generally we start games very well at the moment but when the opponent counters Ole either doesn't react or can't react because he doesn't have what he needs on the bench to stop what the opponent is doing or more worrying he doesn't see what's happening quickly enough to stop it.
Midfield is a major headache yesterday Liverpool really started to control that area and when they went to 4-4-2 they pinned our full backs into defensive positions and Utd quickly became 5-4-1 when James also dropped, Klopp then quickly changed out of that system but the damage was done as the later the game went the more set in Utd would be and suddenly his full backs who are key were getting right up the pitch because Liverpool were always 2 vs 1 at the back with only Rashford up top. Once they had us pushed back it was cross after cross after cross what Utd really needed at that point was fresh strikers who could hold on to that ball when it came out and allow us to push out even get that vital second goal.
We made 1 mistake and against a team like this Liverpool one that's enough bang 1-1 that's what you're up against when you play them they keep coming wave after waves of attack until you eventually crack which is what happened yesterday. This is what Utd don't really have we don't sustain that pressure when we are chasing goals we don't force the opposition to break top sides score late goals because mentally they break you down and eventually someone in a moment of panic makes an error which you punish.
I think had he had more options Ole would have liked to have freshened up his midfield and probably changed one of the attackers to allow us to get out someone who can hold the ball a bit better up top. Van Dijk really started to bully Rashford/James second half as Liverpool realised the ref was prepared to let the game be physical.
As for comparing him to those guys it's been a long time since Ole retired he had a way different route into football first as the U23 coach then back in Norway etc etc he's been managing for about 10 years before coming to Utd.
Pep & Zidane took over squads full of world class talent both of these teams had recently won European cups for gods sake yes they freshened things up a bit but they didn't have to complete a full rebuild. Lampard at Chelsea not quite the same but still took over a squad with plenty of top players in their prime plus he had the benefit of working with 2 of the young players last season at Derby and his assistant worked with all these kids in the academy.
The job Ole has had to take on is a complete root and branch rebuild. Everything about the club had to change do I think he's the right man to do that probably not but I don't think you can compare the job he's taken on to what anyone else has done. The only men who've faced this sort of task are LVG & Mourinho and it broke both of them.
Utd should have the best of everything players, coaches, manager, directors, scouts, physio's, facilities etc which is sort of why I can't fully get behind Ole because I don't think he's one of the best managers in the world.
That's just ripping it up and starting again though.Allegri is needed asap. Fun fact: he was the last manager to defeat Jurgen Klopp in a 2 legged cup tie
Is he? How do we know Allegri will do well in this country? The Italian game is a lot different to ours, a certain type of coaching may succeed there but not here. Also he speaks very little English which doesn’t help and he has admitted that himself in an interview. I don’t think he’s some messiah that will come and instantly improve us.Allegri is needed asap. Fun fact: he was the last manager to defeat Jurgen Klopp in a 2 legged cup tie
Yeah they are horrendous most of our set piece are some clipped lofty ball aimed at harry Maguire and on free kicks Maguire is getting caught offside a lot it highlights that the team is badly drilled on set pieces. It's almost like they've accepted that they know they don't have anyone who can actually deliver a good ball so don't bother wasting time practising it.One thing I noticed on Sunday was our set piece record. 0 goals from set pieces not including Pens since the start of March. The next lowest played team (I assume not including the promoted sides. I can’t remember) was on 3.
Disagree massively on that. Allegri is literally the closest thing you'll find to Sir Alex or Wenger in the modern game.That's just ripping it up and starting again though.
Allegri is a fine manager but for me he's a guy who comes into a something that's well run makes a few minor adjustments and gets it working properly I'm not sure he's a guy who can rebuild a broken team like Klopp has done at Liverpool.
Utd have put a lot of faith in Ole doing that job bearing in mind that he's never done it before maybe they feel that Ole is the only manager who can tap into Sir Alex and utilise him as a resource in this process.
Results have to improve we are 2 points off relegation and our next 2 league games are away from home and we've not won away in the league in months so eventually the results might be the end of him we're 9 games in now this is getting a very serious concern that can't just be ignored.
We’ve got Bournemouth Partizan Brighton before the international break. Not hard games but if we pick up 3 wins that’ll be a nice mini period between the two breaks. 6 wins a 1 draw vs Liverpool. Need to start carrying some momentum on the back of these 3 away wins.Sunday...
I still don't think he's the right man, I need to see a lot more before I'm convinced but he's bounced back nicely and that's encouraging.
Well... This didn't age well bud.We’ve got Bournemouth Partizan Brighton before the international break. Not hard games but if we pick up 3 wins that’ll be a nice mini period between the two breaks. 6 wins a 1 draw vs Liverpool. Need to start carrying some momentum on the back of these 3 away wins.
Arsenal are in free fall. Chelsea have got City let’s cut the gap a bit!
It didn’t indeed. It was a shockingly poor performance.Well... This didn't age well bud.
Yeah Phelan, Carrick, McKenna don’t strike me as being at the cutting edge of the game but it’s always tricky with coaches as we just don’t know who does what on a day to day basis.That's about the size of it. I think maybe a better tactical number 2 might have been the way forward. I think phelan is pretty old school
Bayern sacked Kovac despite being 4 points off 1st and winning 2 trophies last year. Likewise Ancelotti who had won the League in the season following Pep 's departureIt isn't great bob, I think we all know that. I just believe we should give him the next 2 windows, until around this time next year before we start all over again
Is anything ever his fault?from what I read, it was down to poor finishing again, not really Ole's fault. We definitely need a striker.
For, me, I knew this sseason would be like this, just look at our squad. I think we need to just go with it for this season, and see what happens next.