Discussion in 'Manchester United Reserves' started by Sideshow Bob, Jun 20, 2017.
I think this is a really good appointment - Sbragia has previous history with United and was Keano's assistant at Sunderland.
The appointment of Sbragia is proving to be one of the poorer decisions at youth level in the recent seasons. I wasn't expecting him to work miracles with the crop of players at his disposal, but bottom of the league with only two league wins is disappointing.
Absolute shambles. To be fair there are a lot of U18s being brought up to the level but the defence is the biggest issue and the back 6 consists of U23s. Not saying the group is good enough to compete with likes of Chelsea but shouldn't be getting relegated. Defensively making the mistakes week after week with no signs of improvement.
They were just as bad before the u18s moved up. Certainly chong has improved them. We have been weak at that level for a few years. Warren joyce kept them competitive. We have by and large played with no genuine centre forward for about 2 years now. I think this is pretty poor.
Think we had guys like Periera, Januzaj, Keane, Wilson & Rashford regularly playing at that level as well which kept them competitive seems like there’s a big missing generation 10 years on from City getting rich and 15 years from Chelsea it seems to me like this is the result of spending cuts on the academy 10 years ago when the club was wrestling debt.
We still produce the odd quality player but the overall level of the groups coming through has clearly dropped as other clubs have gone ahead. They’re also loaning out top talent to but even what is left behind is to good for us and it was sad to see all those England youth teams winning trophies with hardly a Utd player amongst them.
These things tend to go in cycles but hopefully relegation gives us the kick up the backside we need because it’s embarrassin for the best academy in the country to find itself in this situation.