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Fellaini blasts Man Utd philosophy after Mourinho's sack

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/10/2019

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has blasted the club’s philosophy after the sack of Jose Mourinho at the Old Trafford dugout.

Manchester United has been unable to maintain the dominance they had in the past and the board of directors of the club is no way helping the club with their hire and fire approach which is Fellaini main concern.

Manchester United has played 31 games since the departure of Fellaini to China and in those games, they won just 11 and it is a major concern that could affect the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole remains at the wheel but for how long? Yet sacking managers is exactly where Fellaini believes United have been going wrong, according to report in the Daily Mail.

'They brought in [David] Moyes, they didn't give him time. They brought in [Louis] Van Gaal, they gave him two years and we started to do some things, he won the cup, but after that they sacked the manager because they want to win quickly,' he said.

'For me the club were too quick to sack Jose [Mourinho] because a manager like that comes and he needs a lot of players to do his own philosophy.

'He wanted to build his team but after two years and a half, they decided to sack him because the results were not there.

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'That's the problem, they have to find a solution together. A manager like Van Gaal tactically is very strong and a lot of experience and they sacked him.

'They brought in one of the best managers in the world in Jose Mourinho, he wanted to build a team and they sacked him.

'It's not easy to build a team in that time, you need more than two years.

'I don't know what they will do with Ole. Mourinho, for the first season, he did amazingly, he improved the team, won things.

'Okay the second season, was a bit more difficult, but he tried and did his best to help the team.'

There's a credibility to Fellaini's opinion. Perhaps, Sir Alex Ferguson's exit caused more upheaval than anticipated - but that decline was a juggernaut surely everyone saw coming.

That's what Fellaini is getting at. United was - and remain in transition. They must walk before they try to run.

Clinging onto Tottenham and Chelsea's coat-tails should be United's priority, not trying to keep pace with Manchester City and Liverpool.

United appear committed to signing and nurturing younger talent as they plot their way back to the top of English football.

Indeed, Fellaini's departure appeared to signal the start of a change to their transfer philosophy.

Where Mourinho focused on signing ready-made players, the Solskjaer regime seems committed to regenerating their squad with a younger profile of player.

Experienced players such as Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku have joined Fellaini out of the door - with youngsters Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Dan James and Scott McTominay thrust into the team.

Harry Maguire, signed from Leicester, has helped offset the team's lack of experience, but Fellaini fears the lack of know-how is at the root of United's problems.

'Now you have a new manager, they wanted young players and that's what happens when you play with just young players - they will be up and down, up and down, that's football,' he said.

'Of course in football, you can't play with just young players, you need a mix. I think to win games, to win titles, to win big games you need experience. Of course, you can win with young players but not every game.'
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