Reason Behind Fall Of Manchester United
Considering Football to be the world’s game, Man U is perhaps the most famous club on the planet. It has had legends such as George Best, Bobby Charlton, Beckham, Giggs, Cantona, and Ronaldo. In the premier league era, they have won more than 10 titles and have dominated Europe under Sir Alex Ferguson. In this article, we will try to analyze what United is actually missing, or is it even possible to meet the high standards set by the club legends. We shall start with the history of the club to evaluate the fall of manchester united.
Before Ferguson –
Before Fergy was at the wheel, the club has already won a European title, has had few premierships but, has not dominated England and Europe on a regular basis. They have produced club legends such as Charlton and Best during this period but were having fewer titles than both Liverpool and Arsenal.
Ferguson is perhaps the best league manager of all time. The way he kept motivating his aged players and how amazingly they have performed under him for decades proves this. Arsenal had the invincibles and just imagine likes of Vieira, Henry, Bergkamp, Pires, Overmars, and others staying there just like Giggs, Scholes and Garry did, they would have won many titles, themselves. It’s the charisma of Sir Alex that let his players stay at their best for decades and has helped young Ronaldo to learn from the club icons. He continued winning and has never signed a very expensive player. Instead, he just managed his players on work ethics. Every player gave their everything for Fergy and has improved themselves.
After Ferguson –
No manager considering how big van Gaal was or even Mourinho has been, succeeded afterward. The answer is they are not Sir Alex.
Key points –
Club Products: most of Sir Alex’s squad has come from the youth academy. Considering how big Scholes, Giggs, Neville went on to become and has stayed with the club. You can’t compare them to likes of Lingard and rashford who loves Instagram more than football, has multiple sorry posts but does not mean them at all. this proves out to be one of the key reasons behind the fall of manchester united.
This is another aspect where Man U is failing. With or without Mourinho, problem is the same. They do not play like Roy Keane, Giggs, Scholes, Garry, and others did who wear their hearts on their shirts.
High Standards,Rich history:
With the standards being set by Fergie and co, it was up to the next generation of managers and players to carry on the light of the torch. But, they failed to do so.
Other English clubs have spent big before :
With the likes of City and Liverpool spending a ridiculous amount of money to get young sensations, it is not like they did not have enough star power before. They have had amazing players as well. But, I think Sir Alex was the key.
There is a separate article describing what needs to be done to re-establish the club. Go on and read that one. Let me know if you would like to have some more points added. See you next time with another club!