Manchester United seems to be a rather indecisive place these days. They haven’t been particularly successful in their transfer dealings and managerial appointments haven’t gone according to plan.
But rather than be paralysed by fear, Ed Woodward needs to be decisive in the case of Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
Some think it’s harsh to sack the Dutchman so soon. But Manchester United have just followed up a Champions League exit with two defeats to newly promoted and, not to mention, struggling sides.
It’s simply not good enough and the much-publicised Van Gaal process has come to a shuddering halt. United are getting worse.
The fans are no longer with Van Gaal. And he also looks as if he has lost the dressing room.
It’s obviously time for a change and the worst thing that Woodward can do for Manchester United now is to dilly dally.
Never mind the perceived unpopularity of Mourinho. The Manchester United fans would adore him within months.
And Mourinho is hungry, no ravenous, to prove the critics wrong. He’s not a fool. He will have learnt important lessons from his recent trials (many of them self-made).
So this is the perfect time to bring Mourinho in.
And if the Manchester United board and Ed Woodward can’t see it, then they really shouldn’t be running a club that is at at pivotal crossroads in their history.