Why Manchester United Don’t Need Another Summer Overhaul
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on February 29, 2016
Manchester United’s season has been nothing short of inadequate. Injuries and sheer bad luck have had a major impact on their overall form as they have constantly had to adapt after each injury. They have endured a horrific spell of injuries and currently have FOURTEEN players unavailable due to injury.
Although, Louis van Gaal has spent £250 million and are not much better off than under David Moyes. They currently lie in fifth place, three points off top four. Will another massive overhaul in the summer really help them get back to the good old days, like under Sir Alex Ferguson? Personally I don’t think so, I believe the solution to their current issues is right under United’s noses, through youth.
United have turned a corner recently, winning all of their previous three games against Shrewsbury town, Fc Midtjylland and Arsenal. In which they scored at least three goals in each match. There is a sense of eagerness among the players. United’s movement has been fluid, their passing has been sharper, their play has been quicker and they have hit all three teams on the counter-attack. Isn’t this what the fans of Manchester United want to see? The reason behind this is the energy brought to our play by the youngsters. Earlier this season, Manchester United had an attacking front three of Martial, Rooney and Mata. There is only one player out of that trio who has the capability of dribbling past his man, and that’s Anthony Martial. Bar Martial, our attack was slow, stubborn, dull and unimaginative. Marcus Rashford, Memphis Depay and Jesse Lingard are our current front three and have brought a fresh new outlook to our attack, all are blessed with great pace and are capable of beating their man. The players have a certain swagger about them, Memphis Depay is in incredible form, Marcus Rashford is defying the the odds from just eighteen-years old and Jesse Lingard’s consistency has improved drastically. With Martial and Smalling due to arrive back from injury imminently, it only looks uphill from here.
Don’t get me wrong, I still feel our squad needs two or three more additions in the summer, if we are to really push for a title next season, as well as a clear-out of some of the ‘deadwood’, but the what we don’t want need is another overhaul, another rebuilding phase. Whoever the Manchester United manager is next season whether that be Jose Mourinho or Louis van Gaal, they must build his team around the current group of youngsters at the club. With the correct attitude and management, I am certain all of these players can have successful careers at the Theatre of Dreams.
This summer, Manchester United will have to invest. They have to buy wisely and sign the correct players which can lead them back to the glory days, not just buy for the sake buying. A ‘big signing’ has been long overdue and is much needed to guide the club towards trophies. As well as a ‘big signing’ a centre-back is a must, to sort out the weak, fragile and unstable defence. With these additions as well as the correct use of our young prospects, I believe that the glory days will be restored to Old Trafford and fear will be reinstalled back into the minds of their opponents.