Manchester United and its supporters are going through a torrid time at present due to consistently poor performances that left their former manager, David Moyes, a dead man walking. Only recently was David Moyes let go from the helm at the club due to poor management and odd tactics that left the fan’s wondering why was he even brought in the first place.
Even vice-captain, Patrice Evra has admitted that this season was a disaster. “This year has been a disaster. This year we have been really poor. We deserve all the criticism. We have not played well enough. We have lost some stupid games. When we are on the pitch we try to win every game but it’s been so painful this season, it’s been a nightmare. When I look at the table I just feel a big frustration. This year is a season I want to forget really quickly.”
Every club goes through a cycle of up and down periods but no one could ever predict that this could happen to a club of Manchester United’s stature and their period of undefined success and invincibility.
With everyone at the club just waiting for this season to end, many supporters should feel optimistic about their club’s chances in the future. Many rumors have been exploding across the media linking many world class players to Manchester United even though they can no longer offer the incentive of playing Europe’s most prestigious competition, the Champions League.
One has to ask, do Manchester United even have the pulling power to sign players just like they did under Sir Alex Ferguson? This could prove doubtful due to their recent troubles in their attempts to qualify for the European competition as the club are being linked with players like Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, William Carvalho, Mats Hummels, and Edison Cavani. All of these top notch additions would shoot Manchester United back into the top four and possibly go even farther into winning another Premier League in which they are so accustomed to doing in the past.
Some of the names listed above could potentially come true but sometimes success can be found in other areas such as the club’s youth academy. It had produced one of the most famous of classes in the world with legends Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs coming through the ranks. Although, Manchester United haven’t been able to reach those heights with their recent graduates such as Thomas Cleverly and Danny Welbeck, but many will hope that their new academy prospects can deliver in the near future.
On Manchester United’s last home game of the season, interim manager Ryan Giggs decided to go with a change in tactics and offered many young players the chance to make their mark on the match and give the current manager something to think about going into the summer vacation. Old Trafford had welcomed Hull City on that day.
Young players such as James Wilson and Tom Lawrence were given their Premier League debuts and found immediate success in their final home victory with a 3-1 win. James Wilson netted a brace in what would be a dream debut for any teenager to stake their claim in being an important asset in the squad. They both delivered fantastic performances and didn’t seem to look off the pace in the match for even one second. With Adnan Januzaj making his mark this term, expect many more talents to come off the “production line” such as Andreas Perriera and Mats Daehli and make an impression on the new Old Trafford boss.
The Manchester United faithful should be optimistic as the good times will eventually come back just like the way Liverpool did after a couple seasons out of the top four and now they are challenging for the title. The same can happen to them if the club and the board make the right decisions to make them successful once again. Success won’t be defined until the near future so the fans will have to wait patiently for their chance to come back as champions once again.