Jubilee wrote:Benitez really isn't a terrible manager. It pains me to say this as Im' a United fan,but he's pretty good tactically, and he also seems to be good at getting the best out of players.
The thing is, he's also
a) Crap at buying players
b) Saddled with massive expectations for what is basically 20 shit players, a petulent Torres, a past it Gerrard and Reina. The only player whose come out of this season with any credit.
Of course he's not terrible, but he's not good enough. His tactics are only good in cups, there isn't enough attacking play to compete in the grind of the league. Also, he's terrible at getting the best out of players. It seems he's petty if he doesn't like someone personally. He sticks with the wrong players at the wrong times. Aquilani has sat around doing nothing. He did the same to Keane last year. He freezes out Riera but plays Lucas no matter what. Babel had potential and has always wanted to be a striker but always gets played at left wing, even though there are plenty of other options now.
Although I think it's ignorant to call the squad 20 shit players and Torres petulant. The whole Riera flap is shedding some light on what is really going on.