Originally Posted by kps88
Teams in decline are teams that rely heavily on players above 30. We're the opposite of a team in decline. We're a team in transition. A team for the future. We have some cracking young players that will no doubt become full internationals in a few years time. We're a few signings away (midfield, left back) from being a near perfect team again. Future's bright, my friend.
I agree there are a lot of exciting young players coming through its true. I guess rather than simply the strength of the playing squad it's more a case of our general stature and how we compare with the other european elite clubs. Fair enough we can't match them financially but as a result, will we still be on a par with them when giggs/Scholes/fergie retire?
And when Fergie does retire, will that have an effect on some of these young players wanting to stay with us? More than once a signing has come out and expressed their delight at being able to play under SAF.... Take him away and will their loyalty then be less dependable?