The Manchester United Team has been faced with several lapses in the past few years, as the team has seized from being part of the strong Big 4 teams in the English Premier League. There are several reasons why this is the current state of Manchester United, some of which are:
1. Manchester United Has Non-Football Inclined Owners Running Football Affairs: The Glazer family who owns the United team have little or no clue of how a football team is being run or managed. They have little or no knowledge on the team and what is lacking in terms of personnel.
2. The Manchester United management and board of Directors are more or less interested in the major profit that comes into the team like the sales of Club Jerseys and stadium seats per game, rather than spending the money to buy competent people who would equally deliver and keep up the Teams legacy.
3. No Recruitment Plan: The United team lacks a competent Director of Football who would ensure that the right signings are brought to the team, but unfortunately, the management is only looking to add more to their pockets and are ready to settle for players of less quality.
4. Manchester United’s Manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer, is another reason why the team would flop and fold. Because he has shown times without number that he lacks tactics and therefore leads to bad results. This, in turn, leads to the declining of the team and the players would lose interest and passion in the team and these can also lead to the exit of key talented players.
5. Manchester United rely so much on Old players who have somehow played a reliable part in the past for the team. The manager was a former Manchester United player, his Assistant, Michael Carrick, was also an old player, other legends also have some huge influence in the team, like Gary Neville, Michael Owen and so on. There is no room for new and fresh ideas from people from other parts of European football.
6. Lack Of Style Of Play: For over 4-5 years since Sir Alex Ferguson left the managerial role in Manchester United, there has been little or no style of play from the team and the different managers who have taken up that position. This has greatly affected the whole team and as such, every match becomes an experiment for new tactics. Until a clear tactic is being designed in the team, there’s no moving forward for the team.
7. Lack of Discipline and Captaincy: The Manchester United Team has always been the team who give the position of Captain to highly disciplined players and also players who have been well groomed into the team. For example, the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, etc. These people had passion and discipline, of which they instilled in the team that always brought out the best in them. But in this case, even the captain, Harry Maguire has not maintained enough discipline in the team and of the team and no clear show of passion. This definitely affects the team.
8. Manchester United Lack Depth & Competition: The team is incomplete need of more quality players so there would be enough depth and competition among the players, That way, every player is at their best to give the best for the team. But in this case, where there is no club depth, there is a great misuse of player and therefore, there is a lot of management of average players. Going by this, in a few years, Manchester United might not be part of any European competition.
9. Wrong Signings: Usually, the point of signing a new player is to add quality to what you already have and to help lift the team higher than where it was before, but for Manchester United, in the last 4 years, there has just been 3-4 signings who have shown their little impact in the team, but the most of the signings are wrong and unnecessary signings who are not needed in the squad, not even for squad depth.
10. Total Dependence On One Individual: The Manchester United style in recent years have been to depend on one player to be at his best, to help the team. Some examples are, Paul Pogba, who had so much pressure when he joined the team, he had his position to deal with but a lot more was needed from him, Marcus Rashford also became a sensation and the pressure also came upon him to deliver rather than for everyone to be at their individual best and also as a team. Same high expectations are on the new Portuguese signing, Bruno Fernandes.rnandes.