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Much of Manchester United’s post-Sir Alex Ferguson era has had a definite ‘nearly but not quite’ feel to it. Not only in terms of missing out on major awards, but also in terms of their constant state of transition, always a signing or two away from reclaiming past glory.

While Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool have all gone on to win Premier League and European trophies, United has been held back by eight years of managerial changes and poor recruitment. Even with a deteriorating roster, David Moyes has little chance of succeeding Ferguson in the face of intense scrutiny.

Louis van Gaal sought a comprehensive revamp, which resulted in haphazard signings, and everything had to be torn up again for Jose Mourinho, who lavished huge sums of money. Finally, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was recently given a contract extension until 2024, there appears to be some method to United’s recruitment.

It’s been a slow and steady climb for the Norwegian club legend, who joined the club 25 years ago this week, and he still hasn’t delivered a trophy – but at least a lot of it makes sense. The main focus has been on signing excellent young players with still-developing potential, while weaknesses have been addressed and strengthened.

Source: Daily Mail

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