- Oct 8, 2019
But water isn't wet.Big Sam: Water is wet.
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He's definitely correct, though. The ideal situation would be to invest in scouting, in order to discover young talent who genuinely want to play for the club and buy into the romanticism Manchester United has had for countless decades now. The longer Manchester United go without trophies, the more the club will alienate these prospects, having not grown up with Manchester United being one of the top teams in the world.
The other necessity is to invest in experienced players, who are in or on the verge of their prime. They need to be of quality and have the correct mindset. Ander Herrera, for instance, seemingly had the passion, but I don't believe he had the quality. He was a player who could be utilised in a certain match but he was not a leading Manchester United central midfielder. He simply didn't have enough quality on the ball. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the closest to fitting such criteria, but he was simply too old to be a viable solution.
The fact that players like Marcus Rashford are on outrageous wages will only attract mercenaries who must think that the club have low standards.