Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is under huge pressure after a poor start to the season after just eight points from their first six games. However, the board at Old Trafford need to look down the other end of the M62 and see what their rivals have been doing.
The Red Devils’ have won just two out of their first six matches in the Premier League, which is way below the standards set by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The people that are responsible for recruiting coaching staff are equally as culpable for the damage done to the team over the past six years. They have not given any of the previous managers time to implement their respected systems.
The club should look at their hated neighbours Liverpool as a source of inspiration. Jurgen Klopp was hired in 2015 and it took the German manager three years to build the team that he desires. As a result, Liverpool are regular title challengers as well as Champions League winners.
Liverpool’s patience has paid off and they now find themselves top of the Premier League. Manchester United’s knee-jerk reactions have resulted in unnecessary managerial dismissals paying out millions in compensation, squandering potential funds for big transfers. Not that the club has any cash flow problems, but corporate agitation is playing a key role in the destiny of the football club.
Solksjaer needs time to implement a system, create an attacking style of play that fans can relate to and be able to bring in the players that he wants. Club legend Gary Neville believes that David Moyes should have been given more time to build foundations for a new legacy that can be compared to the likes of Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.