That is true. But I still don't buy the 'top stars won't move to Manchester argument'. They move to City. Pre 2005 Ferguson had no problem breaking records to attract top talent. The game moved on with City/Chelsea budgets. But the reality is when you look at our revenues we could compete with those clubs. The fact is our owners policy has been not to. They've have taken one of the biggest clubs in world sport and hamstrung us.City can only attract those players (excluding Kompany was bought before they really started spending) by over-spending massively and then signing sponsorship deals on non-commercial terms with Abu Dhabi companies. I don't see that as a legitimate stick with which to beat the Glazers. The sad truth is that most of our buys since 2007 have been flops, including, more damningly, in the last two years when we have started to spend big gain. In 2014 (as opposed to 2010), it's more a question of spending well rather than scrimping.