Originally Posted by Solius
People underestimated us. They hear 'winning mentality' and think it's a simple thing. You cannot buy that, they've spunked hundreds of millions and proved once again you cannot buy the title. Not instantly anyway.
This got me to wondering what's the smallest number of title-winning players we've had in a squad since 93. I think it's almost certainly 2006-7 where we had a huge number of players without league medals, but we still had Neville, Ferdinand, Scholes, Giggs, Silvestre, Solskjaer, O'Shea and Brown. Larsson and Van Der Sar had also won plenty in their careers.
Obviously you can win a title without a load of players who've already done it, but it's happened all of twice since 1995, and those two teams (Arsenal 1998 and Chelsea 2005) were utterly exceptional.