Yeah, if you fancy being wrong.
Perceivable improvement... That Ronaldo/Rangnick season was an absolute disaster. A lost season for almost all of our players. Some of them are still recovering or never will.
We are miles better at playing out from the back with Onana (until Harry turns up). Progressing it through midfield becomes a problem but even the top teams have that at times. You have a point about keeping the ball in the final third but I think we're all hoping that improves with Hojlund
Counter attacking is not an underdog tactic - Fergie's best teams played that way. Not commiting men to the counter attack is the problem (a la Mourinho).
Remember, Ole ball wasn't just "hit them on the counter". It was also "give it to Bruno/Ronaldo and hope for the best" and "let's play a high line with a slow defence". You can't just equate counter attacking to Ole ball. We look so much different at times. Obviously Bruno is still going to ping it through for Rashford but we didn't have an Antony type when Ole was in charge who could turn and recycle. And we didn't have a Martinez or an Eriksen who could help us keep the ball in deeper areas. Remember that phase under Ole where Bruno was dropping into the defence in order to pick the ball up and ping it forward. When it didn't work, we looked fucking shit. Now when it doesn't work, we lack incision or the defence fucks up. Classic problems that a ball-dominant team has, not a counter attacking team.