Interesting analysis of the problems at Manchester United (emphasis my own):

“It’s interesting because we keep hearing they need to buy more players. You know they have spent a lot of money in headline terms and yet the whole thing is a horrible incoherent mess. It’s just a brilliant reminder that there is more to every area of life than simply having and spending lots of money and football seems to be really struggling to process this. Why isn’t that rich person happy… Why isn’t money everything? Well because there are other things like care and intelligence and wanting to be doing this thing together. And what’s missing there is not spending money, you know people have tried desperately and in a haphazard fashion to spend money. It’s intellignce, care and love and being involved in that project. It’s a brilliant lesson that we should all heed and watch endlessly on a loop.”

Source: The Guardian Football Weekly