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Mame Biram Diouf

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Poor managerial appointments

Poor signings

Poor contracts given (young, Rooney extensions)

Letting Di Maria leave under contract

Chasing guys like Neymar and Muller

Paying 7 mill more fellaini after waiting for his release fee to increase

Paying over the odds for average players

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Has Van Gaal been a good appointment?

Forcing Giggs as his assistant

Not paying the money for Klopp over Moyes in the first place

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Has Van Gaal been a good appointment?

 

No.

But did he look like one - yes.

Klopp wasn't an option them times.

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That is my point....

They underestimated Sir Alex's job. Signed a freebee rather than pat the 10-15 mill compensation for a top manager.

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Why wasn't Klopp an option?

Fly Fergie over, talk him. Sell him the project. Throw the money at Dortmund. You seriously think he wouldn't have at least been interested?

Van Gaal only looked good because we told ourselves the world cup style of play was pragmatic. 18 months later we can see he is now just a negative, risk first manager

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Forcing Giggs as his assistant

 

unacceptable

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Giggs is a cancer

Since he has been on the coaching staff nothing good has happened

First Moyes now Van Gaal

Giggs must go

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Privately, however, he consistently said he had a huge rebuilding job to do. He did it in calls to coaches a year ago as he sought to assemble his future staff, while football was still oblivious to Ferguson’s imminent departure.

He said it to people at Everton, too, and he has said it throughout this season. Moyes is entitled to that view and maybe he’s right, but it’s an odd thing to hear about a team that had just won the league by 11 points.

Moyes’ assessment also did not tally with that of his boss, chief executive Ed Woodward, who said that the squad needed "little re-tooling."

Moyes wasn’t the only one learning on the job. Woodward had been at Old Trafford for eight years, but he was new to his position as the leading executive.

In September, I interviewed him near United’s Mayfair office for more than two hours. It was days after the 4-1 hammering by City and, as well as getting baffling abuse because of the selection of Ashley Young (unlike at other major clubs, board members at United have no input on team selection), he’d learned not to be caught on television putting his head in his hands.

Woodward agreed that Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp was a “genius,” adding, “Their wage bill is lower than half the clubs in the Premier League, but he’s really got a lot out of them.”

It was an innocent appreciation. Klopp wasn’t on United’s radar because the club had given a six-year contract to Moyes and fully intended to honour it by entrusting him with the type of power Klopp has at Dortmund, yet he doesn’t enjoy the same confidence now.

http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/13814?cc=5739

 

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Man U fans are annoying as fuck

 

you played this same shitty football all last season as well dont forget

 

but becuase you were scrapping lucky wins it didnt matter then...

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Van Gaal wanted Kluivert as his assistant 

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Man U fans are annoying as f*ck

you played this same shitty football all last season as well dont forget

but becuase you were scrapping lucky wins it didnt matter then...

You clearly dont read any posts united fans on here make

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He's a clueless f*ck, makes Lahi look like James Richardson

LMAO @ you calling ANYONE clueless

 

Go read some more about LVG's philosophies you d*ckhead

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When LVG first rocked up at old trafford this Bane mug was talking like he was the messiah

 

biggest mug on here.

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After was moyes put us through can u blame him?

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Name a United fan that wasn't excited when Van Gaal was appointed? 

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Good to see people still trying to pin the blame on individuals when the issues are structural.

LVG's task was to mak chicken salad out of chicken ahit, paper over the cracks till things were sorts structurally, unlucky I guess.

He's not the only incompetent in this story.

Alarm bells should've been ringing for even the biggest head in the sand people when Moyes came in and couldn't understand the "archaic" scouting system at the club. (Instead people focussed not on him asking these sound questions but in him banning chips)

Hell alarm bells should've rang when Magnier and McManus were asking their questions a decade ago regarding Fergie's running of the club.

Questions still remain over the coincidental simultaneous departures of Gill and Fergie.

I asked the question last week (or was it the week before) that some people elsewhere have been asking for most of the year. Why have we not replaced our director of youth football. (Was Mclair even doing a good job anyway)

Why have City pulled ahead in regard to youth football in the area.

Rooney is a symptom

Woodward is a symptom

Van Gaal is a symptom

Moyes was a symptom

The archaic transfer and scouting system are symptoms

The "Ronaldo Money" was a symptom

Even the Glazer's are symptoms.

There has to be a book somewhere on the collapse of Liverpool in the 80's. I reckon it'd all b quite similar tbh.

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So now the problem isn't financial backing of the manager?

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Maybe if the club was spending the kind of money clubs of similar sizes were spending consistently between the years of 2005-2010/11

Some of the current problems would've been offset. It obviously would still be far from perfect.

If you let your teeth rot and don't brush or floss and only start to pay attention when your gums are bleeding and you're in constant pain, you can then go on to spend hundreds on toothpastes, brushes and whiteners but it'll only mask the issue. (If you're lucky) it's likely your teeth will just fall out. Best of going dentist getting loads of work done, then spend money and time on dental hygiene consistently.

Clubs stocking up on Colgate while the whole top row of teeth have already gone.

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Koop was an option and the board were aware the fans wanted him but they were worried that they couldn't control the man and wanted some experienced stability so plumped for Van Gaal.

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