Manchester United is a football club that plays at a professional level. The club was established in 1878 and is situated in Old Trafford, which is in Greater Manchester. David Moyes is currently the manager of Manchester United’s football club. This football team has for a long time taken the lead and even though it has recorded a slight drop in its recent games it is still a one of the strong teams in the international front.
The culture of Manchester United is influenced by the ideals held by the club’s CEO. The CEO, David Gill strongly believes in team spirit and training. According to Gill, the team cannot perform well if the team members do not nurture the culture of working together. As such, the club has a culture of constantly holding retreats to enhance togetherness and constantly practicing before they take part in any match. Consequently, the team has been able to nurture very good players who have contributed to the club’s success. The former manager of Manchester United cultivated a very strong team culture within the club and these cultures have remained even after his departure from the club in 2010 (Gavin 160). Moreover, it is important for the club to nurture young talent. Manchester United team does not discriminate players on the basis of their age. For example, the club recruited players like Ryan Giggs when he was only 13 years old. David Beckam is another player who was signed as part of the team at a very young age. Therefore, rather than dismiss potential players because of their age the club has a culture of assisting them develop their skills then when they eventually become of age they can fully become members of the Manchester United team. In contrast, other football teams will prefer to take up older football players or even buy players from the other team. This is what gives Manchester an edge as they recognize the value of training. Another culture that can be observed from Manchester is the fact that they have red T- shirts. The red color of their attires sets them apart from other teams (Hughes “A Transformation, Not a Transition, for Manchester United.”). The red color symbolizes that they are dangerous and other teams should be wary of them and they have since maintained this culture since time immemorial. Additionally, Manchester United maintains a flat structure in its leadership because they believe that bureaucracy hinders them from addressing the problems of their players urgently and this likely to affect their performance.
Teamwork plays a very important role for Manchester United. This is because in order to emerge the successful, the players have to work together in the defender. In fact, the players have to ensure that they have a team spirit because it is only then that they will be able beat their opponents. Manchester United carry the team spirit during their practices because in this way they will be able to develop strategies on how to relate with one another during the game. In this regard, the club is more involved in advisory teams with the coach being the most important aspect of this team. The management of Manchester is usually keen on hiring skilled coaches because they play a big role in guiding the players to ensure they emerge victorious (White & Andy 9). Even though not a common practice, the club members can sometimes make use of virtual technologies especially in cases where the player travel and leave the coach behind. Additionally, virtual technologies can assist the players when the CEO, David Gill wants to speak and encourage the players during situations when they are playing in faraway countries.
Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to be the greatest asset for Manchester United. He has a very rich personality that has contributed to his success in football. Ronaldo has the ability to interact with his colleagues because of the openness in his experiences. He is able to accommodate everyone even those who are weak in football. This is evident from his tendency to create goals for his team members while at the same time still being able to openly play with both his feet and hands. Secondly, Ronaldo’s personality depicts consciousness as his skills qualify him as a competent footballer. He acts as a midfielder and his free kicks often enable the team to secure themselves a goal and thereby making him a very good player. Ronaldo has been able to display his extraversion by being assertive and this has enabled him to constantly score goals for the team (Gavin 160). Additionally, he has an agreeable personality and this is evident from his modesty. Rather than praise himself, he attributes the team’s success to other players like Riggs who has ensured that Manchester remains one of the best football teams worldwide. Manchester United has a number of very good players like Rio Ferdinand and Fabien Barthez who have contributed towards making the club popular.
Finally, the motivation of the team members enhances the performance of players in Manchester United. Some of the ways in which Manchester’s players have been motivated include by being paid an attractive salary that is consume rate to the efforts put by players in the team. Secondly, the management of Manchester United make a point of recognizing their best players. This will motivate the best players to remain consistent while at the same time encouraging the players who are not very good to practice more. Finally, the team in general often received treats and bonuses for their sterling performance. The team members can be taken for a trip to afford them the opportunity to unwind after putting in so much effort (Hughes “A Transformation, Not a Transition, for Manchester United.”).
It is important to form teams and develop a team spirit because so much can be achieved when people work as a team. Moreover, organizations and clubs should develop a strong culture within their systems. The leadership of an organization can make it possible for teams to practice cultures that are healthy. There is no doubt that the rich personality of individuals in a team contribute to the success of the entire team. Therefore, it is important to reward individual and team efforts as they tend to act as a motivator and ensure that good performance is maintained.
Gavin, Mello. “The Genesis of Manchester United as a National and International ‘Super-Club’: 1958-68. Soccer & Society 1.2 (2000): 151-167. Print.
Hughes, Rob. “A Transformation, Not a Transition, for Manchester United.” New York Times 14 January 2014: All. Retrieved From: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/sports/soccer/a- transformation-not-a-transition-for-manchester-united.html?_r=0
White, Jim, and Andy Mitten. The Rough Guide to Man Utd. London: Rough Guides, 2003. Print.