After Manchester United’s unimpressive performance at home in the Manchester Derby, #OleOut was one of the top trending items on Twitter. Fans were sharing vitriol and laying blame on the former United legend for the tough 3-1 loss to their Manchester Rivals.
While the manager does deserve some of the blame, you have to look at what players he had available to try to compete with the EPL champions.
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Williams, Fred, Pereira, James, Lingard, Rashford, Greenwood
Manchester City XI: Bravo, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling
Creating a combined XI of those two teams, I can maybe argue for De Gea and Rashford to make it from Manchester United. Of course, injuries have not gone in Manchester United’s favor with both top Midfielders Pogba and Mctominay out longterm, but clearly the head of footballing operations is to blame. Last summer Ed Woodward did not replace the likes of Herrera and Fellaini and Manchester United are now paying the price.
As fans, we need to truly analyze the problem at Manchester United so we can do our best to boycott and enforce the much-needed change #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut.