The Future of Manchester United
Manchester United are widely known as the name for Champions. In the twenty-one seasons of the English Premier League history, the Reds have shown their domination by winning the titles for thirteen times. For the same period in the UEFA Champions League, the dramatic comeback victory in the Final of 1999 against Bryan Munich and the breathtaking penalty shoot out win against Chelsea in the Final of 2008 led United becoming the Kings of Europe twice. Winning titles has gradually become a habit to the club and an expectation to the fans.
Factors to succeed over the years
United’s secret of success is well-known as Sir Alex Ferguson, who ...view middle of the document...
The classic example is when he sold David Beckham, who was the captain for England International team and had been serving in the team for more than ten years, to Real Madrid after the “Boot Kick” incidence in 2003. He alarmed the dressing room that everyone could be replaced except for the boss himself. It was a tragedy to Beckham and the United fans, however, Sir Alex had managed such crisis by bringing in the Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo as replacement, who then went on to win the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2008.
In the twenty-six years Sir Alex at the capacity of United’s manager, the world of football keeps changing on and off the field. During the same period, Real Madrid changed the manager for 27 times, Manchester City for 19 times and Chelsea for 10 times. Sir Alex is probably the longest serving manager in the professional football in the world. In the dressing room, Sir Alex has been consistent while adoptable to changes in both management style and team tactics. He has been giving chances after chances to the young Spanish goalkeeper, David De Gea, who frequently made mistakes on his first year at United. “I cannot believe Sir Alex has given that many chances to De Gea. It is very unusual”, recently said Roy Caroll, the former United goalkeeper from 2001-2005. It basically concludes the willingness to learn and to change as the boss of the club.
No resistance to change (Strategy, formation, dealing with young people CR7)
Won the respect among the owners, management and the players
Crisis Management (Won first FA Cup, CR 7 WC incidence with Roony, Roony’s case)
Every leader has in common, an incredible competitive spirit and vision (Kick Liverpool off) that passed to the players, explanation of the famous Fregie time, if there’s no come back or...