- Sep 17, 2004
Due to lack of investment though mate. Not out of choice.I actually agree with @Zippycup
United did spend money but usually on one marquee signing. The rest were a combination of lesser known players from the PL or youth.
Nothing like what the likes of City have done and now Chelsea continue you to do.
Sir Alex knew the art of when to refresh the squad and also identify players who were ready to make the step up to United. Often it was by buying players from within the PL like Yorke, Valencia, Carrick, Young etc
We got demolished by Barca in 09, specifically in the midfield and we just gave Giggs a new contract.
Previous ownership seen us miss out on Batistuta, Marcelo Salas, Ronaldinho, Kluivert.
So it’s not like we was doing the honourable man’s work