Originally Posted by the shah
united are a joke, but it goes all the way back for ferguson's end of days as he just didn't seem to care enough about revamping an aging squad (in part because the EPL was showing its cracks already). in come new managers and immediately try to throw in completely inexperienced youngins only to see them obliterated by pressure/whatever. now we have a league that still nobody wants to win. why haven't the United fans marched on old trafford in protest yet at rooney making 250gbp/week ??
Welbeck's flattop is really what got the goal. thank goodness he's a huge fresh prince fan
Ferguson is a bit of a conundrum. He was obviously a brilliant manager, perhaps the best ever at getting the most out of his teams. He won loads with excellent teams but also won lots of titles with merely good teams. His ability to motivate individuals to produce performances at the absolute limits of their abilities was unmatched. And he recognized when new dimensions were needed for the team, forcing them to adapt and take on new tactical models. (With periods of adjustment, admittedly.)
The fact he left such a shambles of a team raises the question of whether his leadership of the organization was slightly lacking. After all, preparing an organization to succeed in your absence is a level of leadership that very few reach and most probably don't even aspire to.
In Fergie's case, I wonder if his experience of winning titles with substandard teams meant that he developed a blind spot to how weak the club actually was when he retired. In other words, he didn't think it was all that difficult to win the Premier League with the team he left for Moyes, and didn't realize that his management alone was worth quite a few points per season. In that case, he would have thought another manager could pick up where he left off, probably improve the squad with a couple new players, and continue winning things.
TLDR: Van Gaal out!