Originally Posted by Treble
That comparision sucks. Rio will be 35 next year, Evra, Carrick and Vidic 32, Scholes 39 etc. We have to build a new defence over the next few years.
No it doesn't. Your argument is that Madrid are in better shape than us because lets say for example Khedira is 12 years younger than Scholes and thus they dont need to worry about replacing him in the near future unlike us with Scholes.... the problem with your argument is that Khedira (again for example) isn't a world beater by any means so it's quite possible that when we do replace Scholes it will still be with a player of a better quality than Khedira.
The same applies to Pepe & Ramos they're not world beaters to begin with so even if our players do have a few years on them it still doesn't put Madrid into a better position.
On the players you've questioned anyway
Ferdinand 33 - Pepe 29
Vidic 30 - Ramos 26
Carrick 30 - Alonso 30
Evra 31 - Marcelo 23
Scholes 37 - Khedira 25
So there's not even a chasm of difference (bar the last two) anyway