- Nov 2, 2014
I'm not saying you're wrong but I believe that because of the lack of investment between 2005-13 SAF hung on to ageing top players because he couldn't afford to replace them with younger players of equal quality, by 2013 we fielded one of the oldest teams in the PL. Ending up with a massive rebuild.Your argument is very valid and I agree with it but maybe not the last part, I do not believe that the lack of investment from 05 to 13 is the cause of our current problems, what difference would investing big money in 05/06/07/08 and even 09 make to us now? Any players bought for big money back then would be well finished by now. Also, had we brought in a proper manager in 2013 and spent the 400m(or whatever amount it is) that we have spent since on other players such as Van dyke, Salah, De bryune, B Silva, Modric, Kroos (the list is endless) rather than Fellaini & co we would not be in any kind of a mess now and so its decisions made over the last 6 years rather than lack of investment between 05 and 13 that have us in the current state in my view.