Long gone are the days of Ferguson, and the feeling around Old Trafford is one of uncertainty, trepidation and fear.
As a fellow fan of the reds, let me ask you a question; When was the last time you truly felt secure, certain and confident of the future? When was the last time you went to a game and really enjoyed it? When was the last time you felt as one with the club? Because for me those days have gone!
The best game in my memory, was Ferguson’s farewell against Swansea, ok not the greatest game but it culminated to be perfect. However, in those 90 minutes of pure excellence I didn’t realise that not only was I saying farewell to the Greatest Man in the footballing world, I was too saying farewell to its greatest club side.
Ever since that moment, I have felt apart of United died that day, in came ‘Moyesy’ destroying everything in his path (harsh, I know), but at least under Moyes there was still flashes of that excellence, take the Bayern Munich game at home, or when Januzaj scored two against Sunderland and those precious seconds after Evra had put Manchester United one up at the Allianz Arena. Spectacular.
For a moment at the start of the season I thought the good times could be back, after a quite fitting end to last season with Giggsy at the helm; the Dutchman Louis Van Gaal was sent in to take us back to the top. Now halfway through the season we are in the top four, but ask yourself is the feeling really much better than it was under Moyes? Yes we are in the top four, but has much improved? To sum up the season in one word for me ‘Dismal’ would be more than fitting.
For me, the problem is the manager, similar to his predecessor I feel that he just doesn’t get Manchester United and what we are about, and until he or any other manager truly understands then the Manchester United dynasty of old is dead.
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