Solskjaer you are in with a massive battle, nowhere to go!

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still a caretaker manager, and as a few predicted after the PSG game, he was to become the manager of the club on permanent basis signing a contract during the international break.

But after the loss against Arsenal in the Premier League and Wolves in the FA Cup, the “vulture culture” might be back in the walls at Old Trafford. To see a team losing, massive problems with injuries and fatigue is not what the “dreamers” at the top were asking Mr. Solskjaer.

As we all do, forget the bad days and counts the best, based on results and trophies you decide or media makes a decision for you, describing a manager as a legend, a success or a failure, and when being judged you are going to court on a very unfair judgement.

David Moyes never got a chance, stamped useless during the summer when the only player he got in was Marouane Fellaini, who had a difficult situation never really accepted by the fans of Manchester United.

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Lous Van Gaal was the next man in, he never really fitted the style of the club, despite bringing in some very interesting players, qualified for Champions League football and even won the FA Cup, almost a trophy the fans and staff at Manchester United throw in the dust bin.

Jose Mourinho came in and is by far, according to stats, the best manager at the club ever if you count the days he was in charge and the average of trophies, finals and Champions League qualifications that he managed, facts are that he is much better than both Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Matt Busby, and he was also thrown out.

if you take the years in charge, divide it on the number of trophies, finals and qualification for Europe, Jose is by far much better than these two legends and you start to wonder what type of atmosphere it could have been.

Players signed by Jose Mourinho get confused when asked questions from media about all that have changed suddenly. The only thing that changed really was the fixture list, and as we could see facts clear, Juventus was beaten away in the same way as Arsenal and PSG was.

Paul Pogba, on international break, starts his flirt with Real Madrid, and would love to work with Zinedine Zidane. Pogba have no desire what so ever to stay at Man Utd, his wish to play somewhere else, is much deeper than being under the wings of Jose Mourinho or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Paul Pogba won the World Cup with France surrounded by a number of players that made it possible for him to shine and play to his best by being kept in the balance and in able to use his best abilities, as we have seen in Man Utd lately he is not as good as he was against the weaker teams, since his contribution is best when having the ball and not just counter attacking and defend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a popular choice for fans and he certainly got the smiles back on their faces, but a day will come when the right moves in the transfer market should be done and as we have seen before Soskjaer will only give “green lights” and probably not be the one eying the players to come in for next season.

So if Solskjaer is not given the job this week, he will certainly be surprised to see the job going to him permanent going into the summer without not being the one pinpointing the changes and be ready for pre-season without a stop and start decision making.

To see all the last summers transfer targets of Jose Mourinho again turning up in the rumor mill is a bit surprising, and that shows that this is a much more complicated picture of a club with a hierarchy not really easy to understand.

We wish Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the best for the rest of the season and hopefully the owners and the CEO can understand that Manchester United’s problems never will be solved by just sacking managers, that is just a fun fact and often what people above in the system are doing when they are trying to solve their problems and save their own asses.

The Manchester United problem has to do with evilness in a combination of fans just forgetting that football is not just win, win and win. Fans are full of expectations that are really not able to go through and owners acts as ducks since they have no good sporting plan long term, realistically being build on a foundation of reality and taking care of the legacy left behind by Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Former players such as Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes are constantly in the media talking about the club, what they should do, this and that, and should really not be talking in public about the present at the club and just stand tall and talk about their own business and not feel tempted to talk down great men as they have done in the past with especially Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal. They are truly also colleagues and should pay full respect and not let media fuzz them around.

Lately Zlatan Ibrahimovic commented on this and we totally agree on this as it will not do anything good at all to talk in the terms that those previous players have done. The problem for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is that he is “too nice” and when hit with the “talk of Pogba” the fact that he in the future must deal with criticism that he probably thought he would never get and that the “vultures” thinking he is not “big enough” will fast start circulating if the results goes against Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a lost soul and a tool in all this and for him it can go either way, but so far he has done a great job, but if the appointment is put on hold then we now the answer. The executives are not in any way working as they should, but hopefully they will be able to keep their team floating because of the money available to stop fires of getting out of hand.

Vulture Culture, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and The Red Devils

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Manchester United are in trouble, not big trouble, not at all, but a little bit out of reach of their ultimate goal, winning the Premier League, and despite being in the Champions League everyone believe you should be on top of your mark in every competition.

Despite no Premier League trophy won since the days of Sir Alex, the FA Cup, the Europa League and the EFL Cup have all found their way to Old Trafford. Not at all bad if you look at other clubs and count out Manchester City and Chelsea maybe, those two who have won the Premier League together with Leicester City since the last time Manchester United won the title.

Paul Scholes and Gary Neville were two fantastic footballers and most of all they were the ulitmate players to have in a team when it comes to winning and being able to cross the line first and if not, their attempt to do so were second to none. But at the moment as soon as a Manchester United team are defeated or any other manager comes in at the club he will be benchmarked towards Sir Alex Ferguson.

Unfair and totally out of place, but that will be going on as long as the job goes to someone that in the past were looked up on as “the enemy” by Scholes and Neville. Not that the club should bother about appointing friends of Neville and Scholes, or call them and ask if they fancy a chance themselves.

Gary Neville and Paul Scholes has nothing to show for in the trade of management, not to forget a short and terrible spell at Valencia for Neville. They talk about, together with Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher, lost dressing rooms and other special words found up by some people involved in football. There is no such thing as a lost dressing room, they just exist in the mind of football fans and pundits.

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Media is today concentrating on gossip and talk, more than good and analytical views on a current situation and just have one solution for a problem, “sack the manager”, why go to school anymore, because leadership is just about “sacking”, and it’s sad to see what they do at the top shelf. This often goes down to the next level and the next all down to the kindergarten and how children behave themselves, so where to start a change, maybe at Manchester United?

Jose Mourinho was appointed at the club for one purpose, to win back the Premier League trophy, and the management of non footballing people at Old Trafford goes in yet another trap, bringing in a guy who has done it all before, not using or taking notice at all to how Sir Alex formed the club and the type of leadership that should have been taken into consideration.

Liverpool, who was a force in English football during the 70’s and 80’s, had a way to do their business, letting this smoothly go over to the next in the hierarchy when Bill Shankly left, Bob Paisley took over, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish after that and another man from their own ranks Greame Souness and then Roy Evans. They left their tradition when they softly and silently glided Gerhard Houllier in alongside Evans. We all can remember they days under Souness and Evans as not the best in times.

Manchester United had Ryan Giggs as an alternative. He was given the job in a caretaker position, but lasted only three weeks. The last time the club tried the same after Sir Matt Busby left, Wilf McGuinness came in and everything went into a storm of player changes, generation gap problems and aging players really thinking, this is it.

We had the same at Leeds United when Don Revie left for the England job, back as far as 1974. Despite managing to reach the European Cup final the year after with Jimmy Armfield after a short and crazy appointment of Brian Clough. Who in their right mind could appoint Clough as manager at Leeds United, that was what we call brain dead management, and most of the key players at Leeds, Madeley, Reaney, Cooper, Bremner, Giles and several others were coming to an age that they soon would see their best days gone. Some were looking for a move away to explore other options and you know, life would be totally different losing such a great carachter like Revie was.

Jose Mourinho is not a guy who can be bullied around and he has taken his knocks as he has also celebrated his victories. But to see the current war among Manchester United fans is sad. They all just call for the managers head.

Arsenal fans forced Arsene Wenger out of Arsenal, as they wanted a change and they just wanted a new head to arrive and do the job, all because of results, and results only, and that is also what Jose Mourinho is experiencing, as he did at Chelsea also, despite being more in a battle with owners than fans down at Stamford Bridge.

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Why the leaders at Manchester United are not loyal to the brand and trying to work their ways forward long term, instead of a short and billon move push for a single title kiss, appointing a man so far from the Manchester United trademark as you can get, is showing close to brain dead management as you can reach. Appointments of David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho shows lack of judgement and understanding of what a football club should be building on, but again who knows really what the Manchester United trademark is, maybe it was all up to Sir Alex and he is no longer the one running the show.

Pundits and fans just have to tune down the mess at the moment and what they do, as they did at Arsenal, Leeds and several other clubs leaving the throne, they are just living a vulture culture and in real just drives the club towards their lowest point, and yes a manager chance can of course work, but long term that is not what Manchester United should focus on, it’s to live and understand their brand, their trademark and appoint people and managers in line with what they like to be, and surely David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho are not at all people who should be running this club.

So who could take over from Jose Mourinho, Zinedine Zidane is a name mentioned, so is Ryan Giggs, the manger good enough for Wales, but not lasting more than three weeks at Manchester United. Paul Scholes and Gary Neville are they in for a go, no not really, would not really believe none of them could do a job without messing it up heavy. Both are a bit early with their trigger and ready for a gunfight whenever things are a bit shaky.

Zidane might be in great doubt with such a mob of people running after Jose, and he knows Jose much better than he knows Manchester United. But again the thrill of being in the same City as Pep Guardiola and competing against the greatest men in the game is probably something to tempting to turn down.

The Vulture culture is there to see at Manchester United, being forced forward by two former players trying to harm, not really the manager, but their own club, the brand and trademark by being critical towards everyone not really part of their family, so who will be next in line, stamped useless by Neville and Scholes?, after David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, who?

We just have to wait and see but the times that Manchester United experienced under Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson will not be easy to copy and hardly with a squad of players who are probably not well enough balanced and a bit out of the comfort zone as we would like it to be at Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho sacked!

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Will this be the big headline this week. Jose looks finished at Manchester United, with so many talking about his possible exit being printed on the walls of the offices at Old Trafford.

Tiresome to listen to Jose Mourinho’s post match comments about referee’s not doing their job and his team getting all decisions against them, that is a path we have seen before at other clubs he’s been with.

The situation is not good and star players such as Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez looks a bit away from being “happy”, so we just have to wait and see what will happen.

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The fact that Jose has lost three important people around him in the last season or so, with his assistant Rui Faria gone, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney also shipped out, has upset balance in the dressing room and other people has a new role to play.

When big names and stars disappear from a dressing room or important figures who have been of great support suddenly are gone, the replacement of such people will be of great importance and to find the balance and keep the spirit high can be difficult.

Rumours about Zinedine Zidane as a possible man to walk in at Old Trafford is seen as the only alternative, with him stepping down from his throne at Real Madrid last season and being available for his next adventure in football.

The last week has been difficult being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Derby and former pupil Frank Lampard and then going down to London and see another defeat blossoming in your face.

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Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer also said in yesterday’s show that he believed that Jose would lose his job and not be able to turn this feud to his favor, which in a way will force either a player or two out or seeing some of the officials at the club leaving. When Rui Faria left after last season you could see a pattern, since Jose works best together with his faithful assistant. Why Faria left is not easy to say, since he has not yet found any new club to work with and not been stepping up to a manager seat anywhere, despite Jose saying that Faria should be his own man and start to be the boss himself.

So we believe that this next week will se the headline, Jose Mourinho sacked!, and rather sooner than later, the battle inside the dressing room, among top officials and again Manchester United is ready to sacrifice another post Sir Alex manager.

The hot seat at Manchester United, could it really suit a French gentleman, as we have seen in the past Scottish has been a path of good judgement at Old Trafford, with Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson being the dominant leaders. Tommy Docherty also had a relatively good spell as manager, with David Moyes being the fourth scot but as we all know, not of the standards of those before him.

Jose Mourinho will go out on top anyway if he is dismissed from his duties at the club. Winning two trophies, qualified for Champions League in all his seasons, ending runners-up in the Premier League last season. Sadly that is not enough to get a club settled at the top, seeing a troublesome and disastrous start to this Premier League campaign.

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