shadow202 wrote:I think Photek has somewhat of a point in what he's saying. Not on the spending money nonsense because literally all clubs spend money and all long term successful clubs have spent big, on the flip side lots of clubs have spent big trying to catch up, some failed, some have made it. Literally annoys the hell out of me when the you've spent x amount to have a dig at a clubs level of success.
What he does have a point in tho is that united for my whole life time have built themselves on the pride that their squad/team could no matter what challenge on all fronts and that counts European competitions. Ferguson had it drilled into everyone who would and wouldn't listen that united were the best team in whatever competition they were in. Now four years later united all of a sudden can't stay competitive from a Thursday to a Sunday. I hate the line "The EL messes with league form" it was coined by the English media to belittle the competition and gave all English managers an out, it's really no different to playing from Wednesday to Saturday, you're still traveling to Europe. The fact the fans are happy to accept the fact they were sent out to lose the two games on the fact they are in a cup final amazes me, considering if you'd won your games in hand when it was about 31 played you'd comfortably be top four now. Truly baffling that a club like united has lowered it's standards so low in such a short period of time.
That's my two cents anyway and I'm not having a pop because i support Liverpool just having my say.
Thing is that this is just mourinho,he will blame everything and everyone other than himself and right now that's the Europa league schedule even though he knew what it was months ago .As for the squad he could have bought more players but instead signed a couple of big names and figured they would fit in somewhere .
Overall though I've never been impressed by his ways of managing and tactics ,he also has never once been at a club that doesn't have money to spend to dig him out of trouble. I've never seen the appeal of him,he only plays youth when pushed and never plays free flowing attacking football. He's a very negative style manager and always ready to blame others and complain. I guess he must be doing something right as he can win trophies but whatever the club, they have to then take on his bullshit ,baggage and negativity to do it.