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Manchester United's hierarchy consistently bows to pressure whenever criticism is most fierce

Jamie Carragher


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Short-changed: Man United have spent over £1billion since 2013, yet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain a couple of players short of challenging for the title. Photo: Richard Heathcote/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Short-changed: Man United have spent over £1billion since 2013, yet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain a couple of players short of challenging for the title. Photo: Richard Heathcote/NMC Pool/PA Wire

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Short-changed: Man United have spent over £1billion since 2013, yet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain a couple of players short of challenging for the title. Photo: Richard Heathcote/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Manchester United continue to suffer from a series of short-term, populist decisions which have backfired.

They used to be the polar opposite. United were once an organisation strong enough to withstand whatever flak was flying on major decisions, confident it would serve their long-term prosperity.

Alex Ferguson was a master of it. Go through his reign and see all the tough calls he made which were at the time contentious and divisive, but were vindicated in hindsight.