Originally Posted by Chabon
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.
This was the essence of my Arsenal Transition thread, and why they've won so little for so long.
They've removed all the players with experience of success, and the effect that has had on the future team is devestating. Compare that with United, and how we operate could not be further away.