We need Sancho, a creative CM rotation option as key. Then either another wide rotation option if Lingard goes. Or an elite defender, because actually overall defence has been good. Then see where else we can improve depending on players sold
Ol'e is a good competent manager, working with a squad that in several places wasnt good enough, the aim now is whether he can keep improving on that. Even then he was still very good against top teams. If he can build a side with enough quality to flat track bully lower sides while still doing...
James is done, and would have high wages, and would want to start every game, not that I blame him. The only person likely coming in as a starter would be Sancho, if that happens. Everyone else will be quality depth or a long term replacement for players
Honestly, you look at out last 6 games, should be 16/18 points, West ham and maybe Saints being banana skins. Anything else is simply dropping points and given whats at stake, unnacceptable. For a long time we've not looked close enough, we've manged to claw our way back, need to finish the job
Matic's issue isn't his quality, but how much football he could play (hes not going to play 50 games a season) and the fact we constant gave the ball away and exposed him. He's been great since we press proactively, and his on the ball work is exemplary.