Salford City pillock and ex-Manchester United defender Phil Neville, a wonderful human being who tweets about domestic violence and sexism, has said that people want him to fail in his new job as the coach of England’s women’s national team. This may be the first correct thing that Neville has come up with, but more than people wanting him to fail, especially, it is more that they wished that Neville and the FA had realised how deeply unsuitable he is for any managerial role, but also that a woman should have been given the job.
Manchester United think that midfielder Marouane Fellaini will be doing one in the summer. Fellaini is currently out with an injury, and he is popular with Jose Mourinho for his ability to do, generally, what he is asked to do while putting in a decent amount of effort at the same time. That should not set him apart from much of United’s squad, but it does these days. He may be extremely limited and a buffoon on the pitch, but he was at least a well-meaning buffoon. Replacing him should be easy, but Ed Woodward and the Glazers make it difficult.
There’s praise in the Independent for Scott McTominay, United’s current replacement for Felaini.
The Mirror have lined up six potential replacements for United should they lose both Michael Carrick and Fellaini in the summer. Willian is mentioned, as is Jean-Michael Seri, as well as Toni Kroos, Victor Wanyama, and a couple of others. All of those would be useful additions to the squad, though Willian would obviously be of no use through the middle.
United might be interested in Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, and Mauricio Pochettino does not seem to be certain that he will stay beyond the summer. It might give a few clubs the chance to pick up a bargain.