A few things need to happen after this season is over, even if City slip up and we still nick it which im doubting will happen. I think this period of transition thats going to come up in the next few years with Fergies impending retirement would be made smoother if a few things happened. 1. Transfer policy. Fergie and/or Gill have to be honest with the support base when it pertains to the clubs finances and transfer policy. In light of the financial muscle teams like City and Chelsea have and indeed the likes of Madrid and Barca and others who can invest heavily in talent and will almost always outbid us. The United model of developing talent is great on paper but it was always supplemented by buying the occasional top class talent. Berbatov signaled the end of that policy in my eyes and reguardless of drop in quality of transfer targets the youth and development is hindered by my next problem. 2. Coaching/Scouting. Firstly we all know about the restrictions placed on the coaching of academy talent and how far behind the likes of Barca and Ajax etc it is but when it comes to senior playing level the lack of talent with close control and on the ball skills is killing us. Watch the likes of City and Barca who invested or developed talent who are small and powerful in stature but amazingly tight on the ball and can beat a man. Silva, Nasri, Aguero, Messi, VIlla to name a few. We dont have players like that we have fast athletic athletes with the comparative first touch of a baby elephant. Our most skillful player on the ball Nani isnt even the greatest at beating a man one on one. How do we overcome this? We coach our kids better and or buy players who are better with the ball at their feet. Additionally our coaching staff at senior level in my opinion do not make progress at all with the passing game. 3 years after the Barca loss in Rome we were outplayed with the same tactics by a lesser club in Bilbao. In my eyes there was no progress made in the ability to pass our way out of the pressure game. A change in coaching and scouting to get to a level where we can play with the ball instead of relying on speed and crossing ability. 3. Retiring. This one is a must and probably the most painful thing that needs to happen. Ryan Giggs and probably to a lesser extent Paul Scholes need to retire. Giggs purely because his time has come and I feel like he has nothing left to achieve or give to the club in a playing capacity (more on that later) Scholesy, who probably could run the midfield for another season or two, has to go because we have to cut the cord. Others must be allowed to progress in the centre of the park and that continuous junkie like need for Scholes is doing us more damage in the long run. We have to move on without these two legends and they need to get involved with the coaching ASAP if either has to prove they have the ability to succeed the manager down the line. With these two out of the picture the midfield will have to be addressed. 4 New assistant manager. Be it Scholesy or Giggs or an experienced coach I think its time Phelan and or Meulensteen were replaced. I know this is an oft talked about subject on here but as I mentioned earlier with the coaching/scouting something has to be done to freshen up the coaching. Since the departure of our last number 7 our game has become stale and unvaried in my opinion. Of course most of it comes down to the managers philosophy but I never get the impression that Phelan pushes his ideas or thoughts on the manager as much as say Kiddo or CQ did. Mick wasnt the most vociferous player or strongest personality and I cant imagine he isnt any different as a coach. Meuelensteen for me hasnt progressed the passing ability of the team enough to warrant his position and we could use a fresh coach with fresh ideas to replace him. 5. Fergie. The boss needs to look at himself and make sure he has the fight and hunger still needed to be the manager. I dread the day he leaves but he needs to be realistic with himself and the especially the support. If he does he needs to stand his ground and use his clout and leave his successor with the best possible team and players he can. Theres really no room anymore in Manchester let alone the top echelons of the game for penny pinching no value the market stance he has either been told to adopt or has taken upon himself to adopt. Dont turn into Wenger Fergie and dont turn us into Arsenal If the last bit of your legacy is either winning another CL or leaving the next manager with a strong talented team either way most of us would be extremely happy. I just hope he stops compromising himself and the club by compromising on the talent he buys for the club.