All the Mancunians are asking this question at the moment, at least the red ones. Manchester United fans has seen a dip in the intensity which is very unlike of them. Out of the Champions League in a dismal fashion. And not dominating Premier League, at all. With a FA Cup clash against their noisy neighbors Manchester City awaiting them in January. Things are not going their way would be a massive understatement.
On top of everything, Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. Losing their captain is a big blow for them reds.
Loss to Basel coupled with being ousted from the UEFA Champions League and dropping to Europa League is a nightmarish situation for all the Manchester United fans. Not only fans, but the players too, as Patrice Evra has reportedly said that it is an embarrassment to play in Europa League. Not a very intelligent comment, though. Roy Keane too blasted the United side and the manager too on TV. Something which was not taken lightly by Sir Alex Ferguson himself.
As the list of problems said above keeps growing at an uncomfortable speed, the question of the hour is, does the side need a reboot i.e. in terms of changing their game and utilizing the January transfer window.
No Champions League action also means loss in TV revenues for the club.
So, will the owners be willing to spend money in January transfer window? The Glazers have provided Sir Alex Ferguson with money on most of the occasions but January transfer windows have a habit of providing no major action for Manchester United.
Now to their game play, only Phil Jones looks like he means business on the pitch. Sadly the rest of the brigade is nowhere up to the mark. The likes of Ashley Young, Valencia, Ji Sung, Fletcher don’t seem to have a clue on the pitch. David De Gea would also have to be blamed for the loss against Basel. And the list continues with Evra and Ferdinand.
so as far as the manager is concerned, its back to the drawing board for him. And with the number of matches coming in December, its acid test for Manchester United.