Altough I admire and respectfully appreciate what SAF did for us during his tenure we cannot escape the fact that in his twilight years he put himself first and left the team in a shambles when he retired. Therefore we are now forced to buy in a team to make sure we are not left behind while waiting for our youth to develop. I feel sorry for the fringe youths who may miss their opportunity because we have to assemble a new established team to make sure we can stay in the race with the rest of the elite and not take the chance on their potential because if it goes wrong it could take us years to get back in the race. Giggs, Scholes, Evra, Vidic and Rio all on their way out with one more title left in them to satisfy SAF'S own agenda and RVP and Carrick getting over the hill at the time with no replacements lined up for continuity leaves us having to ignore the youth development for a while and simply splash the cash to keep us in the hunt with the rest of Europe's big guns.
You can lead a man to reason, but you cannot make him think.
Altough I admire and respectfully appreciate what SAF did for us during his tenure we cannot escape the fact that in his twilight years he put himself first and left the team in a shambles when he retired.......
Dude, get a grip of your brain this morning
Fergie was a manager and worked with what he had, and had to, since the Glazer takeover. Any physical structural changes at the club involving the upgrading of any facilitates, including an entire youth set up and extra coaching staff is down to finance - which the Glazers couldn't provide because they had no real money of their own and until their debt repayments were more manageable the club was in a straight jacket, which meant Ferguson was. It's a fucking miracle Fergie sustained the success he did. It was only his driving force that kept the entire club winning.