God, your posts are patronising.I understand it is difficult for Man Utd. fans to accept what they really don't want to accept, but one day history will give a more considered approach to whole end to SAFs time at the club and not in a good way. You come close to accepting this yourself: "McManus & Magnier were always going to sell up. The fall out with SAF likely hastened this." which is my point exactly - had the Irish owners stayed on longer who knows who would be running Man Utd. now? Possibly not the Glazers.
You then state: "It shouldn't have took the club over 5 years & counting to repair the damage Moyes did..." but I would argue the opposite and for the very reason you state yourself in your next sentence: "There is talk that SAF was on a bonus for keeping spending down during the early years of Glazer ownership. This lack of spending has had an effect in the post SAF years." You can say that again! So again, instead of people on here moaning about Moyes, LVG, Jose and now OGS (and Woodward and the Glazers), perhaps it is time to accept the rot set in before that, because of one man's personal ambition to build up his own wealth through the ownership of a racehorse and as you say yourself, the 'bonuses for keeping spending down'.
P.S. You are giving credit to SAF for refusing to buy the league..... what about Rio Ferdinand £27.55m in 2002! (a new British record transfer) a player who really wasn't needed had Jaap Stam not been discarded prematurely & why was that, remind me?