- Jun 13, 2023
It is what Real Madrid and Man City currently do. Get rid of star players just as they are at the top of their peak or have already, albeit unnoticeably to most, started to decline. Saf was the master of that until the Glazers came and forced him to keep players beyond their use by date.Ditching Ruud for Saha and putting all his faith in Ronaldo/Rooney. These lads were only 20 at the time.
Seems obvious now but I remember that league cup final against Wigan when he started Saha ahead of ruud and the football we played was superb. It was in some way Fergies fledglings 2.
Ruud was the best out and out striker Ferguson had at United ever in my view so that was a huge gamble. Be like selling shearer at his peak for a 20 year old.