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Backing for Hughes

'You might not like the way I do things, but I guarantee that I'll make you better players at the end of it.'
An interesting comment quoting one of Mark Hughes's first words to the squad taken from a piece on Stephen Ireland in todays MEN.

Very much a 'pro-Hughes' piece (as was this one quoting Robinho's backing) and also features quotes from Pablo Zabaleta, praising both the changes Hughes has brought to the club and the direction he is looking to take the club in.

It's a topic that Jack has posted at length on previously, namely Hughes overhaul from the Eriksson way of doing things. Much of the criticism Hughes has received has been for the changes he has made, but whilst this has of course caused dissention with certain elements of the side being alienated, even a cursory glance at our best players this season - Zabaleta, Kompany, Wright-Phillips, Ireland and Robinho are players Hughes has brought to the club, or in Ireland's case one who assumed a greater and more responsible role within the side - surely a positive?

Whilst results, and performances, have been disappointing so far this season, I still very much hold the belief that we are on the right path. Admittedly, a second half of the season is crucial to this progress, but given we have put together a recent unbeaten run in the league (albeit 3 games) coupled with the January additions we should be capable of turning round the negativity that has surrounded us for the most part this season.