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What Manchester United need to be great again?

 

After a humbling defeat at Camp Nou, Manchester United look to the Premier League as they hope to secure the Top 4 position to remain at Champions League next season.

Manchester United inspired by Solskjaer went past PSG in the round of 16 to send them to the quarterfinals after a poor start to the season under the previous manager, Jose Mourinho.

But clearly, the spirit wasn’t enough to beat Barcelona, who are the favorites to win the Champions League this season.

Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United, the team has struggled to live up to the expectations- struggling to win the top honors and there has also been a major dip in the quality of football.

Ole Gunnar Solskajaer replaced Mourinho and has done more than a decent job in the three months with Top 4 being the priority this season.

Let us look at what United need to be great again.

1. Director of Football
Manchester United has been run erratically ever since Fergie left. Whether it has been signing players who lack quality to play for the club or the wage structure which is so unrealistic and chaotic, everything needs to be sorted from the grass root level.

 

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A DOF will work closely with the manager and Ed Woodward to sort out the mess that is happening behind the scenes.

2. Developing a strong core
Man United have so many players amongst their ranks who don’t suit the “United way” propaganda. A hard call should be taken on those players and subsequent replacements should be made in order to build a strong core that can compete at a higher level.

3. Promote young talents

 


Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, and Angel Gomes are hot prospects who need more game time and first team appearances. Ole has mentioned in his press conferences that the club believes in giving chances to the youth and if they aim to be the best they must look to their own ranks.