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Five things United should do now

1. Shorten the rotation in Premier League games. Some of the football in the early weeks was breath taking – when United stuck to the same 12-13 players in regular positions. This was disrupted by injury and game load. United should completely de-prioritize all other competitions – and drill a consistent first team nucleus.

2. Go for youth – but play Ryan Giggs. These are testing and battling times and the younger players should see first hand what it means to be a United legend in such circumstances. Make the most of the years United still has him.

PS: he will still win more big games than most.

3. Have a very serious look into the injury plague in the last few seasons. This does not imply any knowledge from the writer but it’s worth an inquest. It may be just bad luck but may have contributing factors: style of play, style of tacking or any other issue.

4. Keep RavelMorrison at Old Trafford – don’t loan him out. In hindsight maybe Cleverley should have been called back a year earlier. Playmakers should grow within the team.

5. Buy in January. No need to go wild in the transfer market, but it would be good to do a at least a bit of the shopping in the mid-season window. When Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic were bought half-way through the 2005-2006 season they had a learning curve to go through. By opening day 2006-2007 they were completely assimilated in the team.

Published by Ronen Dorfan

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12 responses to “Five things United should do now”

  1. Agree completely with this

  2. Agree completely with this

  3. Yemi says:

    Valid Points

  4. Yemi says:

    Valid Points

  5. Wiz says:

    Wish united do these soon, easily agreed with those points.

  6. Wiz says:

    Wish united do these soon, easily agreed with those points.

  7. Ekmbaka says:

    promote morrison and pogba soonest possible

  8. Ekmbaka says:

    promote morrison and pogba soonest possible

  9. SAF4PM says:

    I agree with all but the second point is not quite there. Fergie doesn’t just sign players with ability. Look at Phil Jones for example. He came into SAF’s plans for the future when we were absolutely destroying Blackburn and Jonesy was still battling like they had a chance to win it. It’s this spirit that he looks for. The NEVER GIVE UP attitude. I feel that the older players, the Berbas, Rios, Carrick, even Giggs…have failed to show that so far this season and it’s giving a false impression to the fresh blood of what is required in a red shirt. When we went 1 down against Basle…there was only Rooney that I could hand-on-heart say that they were truly fighting for the team. There needs to be some inspiration for the players we used to call leaders. With Vidic now tragically out for the season…I can’t see where this is going to come from and it’s worrying.

    With regards to the injuries..it’s true man….I’ve said this for the last few years…

    How is it…that we can have 9 or 10 first team defenders and 5 or 6 of them out injured on an incredibly consistent basis? Either the training or the technique is in some way…just not quite right. It really does need assessing. I can’t believe that just because most teams dislike us, they suddenly go all out to hurt our players….it just doesn’t make sense. If it was the same players with the same injuries…(Rio’s back aside)…I could understand it and we’d flog them on….but it’s not.

    • Liam White says:

      Don’t agree with you that Carrick has failed to show this season when he has been brilliant in the last few games, and despite you writing this before Wolves game, he proved it today. Also the game against Basle, I believe Nani was our most threatening player, as Rooney was isolated up top on his own, apart from that I agree how there is no inspiration.

      Sometimes injuries happens, and could happen to a lot of players. However, it’s not the training or the technique, because we’ve had these training facilities for a few years now, even before the treble season in 99. And if you question why most teams suddenly go all out to hurt players, it’s because we’re Man United, and they think the way to break us down in the game is by trying to injure our players.

  10. SAF4PM says:

    I agree with all but the second point is not quite there. Fergie doesn’t just sign players with ability. Look at Phil Jones for example. He came into SAF’s plans for the future when we were absolutely destroying Blackburn and Jonesy was still battling like they had a chance to win it. It’s this spirit that he looks for. The NEVER GIVE UP attitude. I feel that the older players, the Berbas, Rios, Carrick, even Giggs…have failed to show that so far this season and it’s giving a false impression to the fresh blood of what is required in a red shirt. When we went 1 down against Basle…there was only Rooney that I could hand-on-heart say that they were truly fighting for the team. There needs to be some inspiration for the players we used to call leaders. With Vidic now tragically out for the season…I can’t see where this is going to come from and it’s worrying.

    With regards to the injuries..it’s true man….I’ve said this for the last few years…

    How is it…that we can have 9 or 10 first team defenders and 5 or 6 of them out injured on an incredibly consistent basis? Either the training or the technique is in some way…just not quite right. It really does need assessing. I can’t believe that just because most teams dislike us, they suddenly go all out to hurt our players….it just doesn’t make sense. If it was the same players with the same injuries…(Rio’s back aside)…I could understand it and we’d flog them on….but it’s not.

    • Liam White says:

      Don’t agree with you that Carrick has failed to show this season when he has been brilliant in the last few games, and despite you writing this before Wolves game, he proved it today. Also the game against Basle, I believe Nani was our most threatening player, as Rooney was isolated up top on his own, apart from that I agree how there is no inspiration.

      Sometimes injuries happens, and could happen to a lot of players. However, it’s not the training or the technique, because we’ve had these training facilities for a few years now, even before the treble season in 99. And if you question why most teams suddenly go all out to hurt players, it’s because we’re Man United, and they think the way to break us down in the game is by trying to injure our players.