Relly wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:20 pm
Had United signed him 6 years ago would he have resulted in the player he is today? Moyes was bloody awful and had we signed Maguire he would likely have been purged from the squad after Moyes left. And as good as LVG and Mourinho's CVs are, has only player become a breakout star under those two at United? Rashford is probably the most developed player during that time, and well he is good and still promising, he hasn't amounted to a world beater by any stretch of the imagination.
Ben you have to understand that for financial reasons the club has abandoned the youth academy,the scouting system and everything that made the Busby Babes and the Class of 92 as just two examples
City offer the young kids that sign for them a guaranteed education whether they make it or not.They also have link ups with a host of clubs.They offer them competition standard top youth football in the Youth Cup and premier reserve league football.Also European youth cup experience.They bring the kids families over to help the kids settle in and find the father a job.
We are out of the youth cup early every season.We are in the second tier of reserve football and have no ties with any feeder clubs.We are now not qualified for the European youth league.We offer the kids no guaranteed education and don't give a shit about the kid being comfortable.
As such we have very few kids with much ability around.
With these owners even Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson would have struggled to find a "breakout star"