Is Champions League Finalist The Solution To United’s Sloppy Attacking Display?


Manchester United are known for their attacking style of football during Sir Alex Ferguson’s regime but that seems to have changed since the Scot’s retirement.

The Red Devils who used to be one of the most deadly attacking clubs in the world were far from impressive during David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal’s reign at the Theatre of Dreams.

Though Van Gaal led his team to FA Cup trophy in 2015-16, it wasn’t enough to stop the Glazers from showing him the exit door due to his inability to play an attacking football which the Red Devils are known for.

José Mourinho, ‘the special one’, replaced the Dutch manager and his effect was immediately felt at the Theatre of Dreams.

He led the team to an EFL Cup and Europa League trophies in his first and second season respectively, but his ‘park the bus’ approach to games left so much to be desired by fans and club’s hierarchy.

Things went from bad to worse for the Portuguese manager in the opening period of last season and he was eventually sacked by the board.

Solskjaer took over from Mourinho prior to the end of the previous campaign but the Norwegian manager continues to find a lasting solution to the club’s inability to score many goals.

The Red Devils have scored just eight goals in six matches as they have lost two games to put pressure on Solskjaer.

Some reports making headlines in the country suggest that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could be approached by the club hierarchy.

Judging by his successful spell at the Tottenham Stadium, it won’t be out of place to back the Argentine to succeed at Old Trafford.

He has successfully turned the Spurs to regular title contenders and his attacking style of football has given rise to Harry Kane, Son, Dele Alli and Erick Lamela.

Pochettino has all it takes to bring back the glory days at Old Trafford but are Tottenham ready to let go of the manager who took them to last season’s Champions League final?


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