As Bournemouth netted their third goal, Steve McClaren looked up to the sky with a look of dread on his face, the look which we have all seen far too often the last few months.
But where do I start with McClaren without repeating myself over and over again? I’m not sure I can.
I’ve already stated my lack of enthusiasm with his initial appointment, already stated that he wasn’t the man to take Newcastle that step further, I’ve already stated that with him at the reins United will be lucky to remain as a Premier League side.
But what now? Can we really trust managing director Lee Charnley to sack McClaren and then appoint a manager capable of performing a successful rescue mission?
This is the man who kept faith for too long with John Carver. A man who chased McClaren three times before appointing him.
This is a regime that appointed Joe Kinnear as manager, and then again as director of football.
To be honest, right now I wouldn’t trust Charnley with a Pritt Stick; he would probably throw a suit on it, place it in the dugout and pray for the best.
Thinking about it, we may have a better chance of survival with a tub of pitiful glue in charge – at least glue doesn’t smirk or grin.
The glue could even solve our problems at the back, we could use it to cover the growing cracks rupturing across our “defensive” back four that may limit us to conceding just one goal a game.
Let’s be serious though, you may be reading this and McClaren has already been sacked from his position as head coach (fingers crossed) but if you are reading this and he’s still in charge then we can all say goodbye to the Premier League for a very long time.
Many may think that it’s too late to save us from the drop and that a losing mentality and trend is firmly rooted in everything NUFC related anyhow.
But if by some strange reason Mike Ashley once again prefers to play a game of chance by sticking by yet another failing manager than I’m afraid the club have already thrown the towel in and raised that surrendering white flag high above St James’s Park, the ground which was once a fortress containing some of the world’s best players.
McClaren has to go, tomorrow is too late.
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