“The reality of it is that it doesn’t really matter who the manager is. What matters most to Manchester United fans is that they actually win football matches and get back to where they belong. The suggestion that they need a big manager to attract players to the club, I find that a bit sad to be fair. The idea that Manchester United Football Club need to have a sort-of figurehead to be able to attract players is a nonsense as far as I’m concerned. Manchester United, as a football club, is big enough in its own right to be able to attract players - and they should be. It seems to be pointing in that direction and I suppose at the start of next season, if they can spend the money that they have wisely and there’s a new big-name manager then times will be exciting again.”