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Peter Crouch And Joe Cole Brilliantly Discuss Manchester United's Problems

Peter Crouch And Joe Cole Brilliantly Discuss Manchester United's Problems

Peter Crouch and Joe Cole brilliantly discussed what exactly is wrong with Manchester United right now, and it left fans of the club wishing their former players could be just as critical.

Life for Manchester United in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired hasn't been good and the last week hasn't made life much better for them.

The Red Devils struggled to wins against Astana and Rochdale in two cup competitions in the last 10 days and lost to West Ham in the Premier League last weekend. Earlier this week the club announced record revenues of £627 million, but that only serves to make things even more frustrating for fans.

On Saturday morning on BT Sport, Peter Crouch and Joe Cole discussed the issues for the Old Trafford side with both explaining a lack of planning, not having 'football people' in charge, and accepting money over success on the pitch as the main issues for the 13 time Premier League winners.

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Fans have remained vocal about the ownership of the Glazers, even if the protests of several years ago have died down, and have been critical of their own former players seeming refusal to blame the owners.

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United sacked Jose Mourinho last December, after a 3-1 loss to rivals Liverpool, and most people in football accepted that the club needed to do that but that the manager was far from their only problem.

One issue was the lack of a 'director of football' type role with Ed Woodward receiving a lot of criticism over the years for his part in United's poor recruitment.

It was expected the Red Devils would fix that before making a permanent managerial appointment but when they appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in March, following the win over PSG in the Champions League, that wasn't the case.

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The Premier League side are still yet to appoint anyone and this week there were reports they wouldn't because they're happy with how recruitment went this season, with the additions of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

Whilst big money has been sent in the last few years in the north side of Manchester it has been done without a plan and more needed to have been done, especially this summer with many first team players being sold and not replaced.

It may take several more years for United to get back to where they want to be.

Topics: Football News, Glazers, Peter Crouch, ed woodward, Manchester United, Joe Cole, Premier League, Arsenal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, BT Sport

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