9 thoughts on “Sir Alex "We must either use them or we lose them"

  1. Are the youths that Alex is planing to use up to the task in resent years they have won nothing at youth level and finishing behind the likes of Arsenal,Liverpool and Chelsea.

  2. I hope the fact he has not mentioned Tom Cleverly means he will let him go as I think he is the business and who ever snaps him up will have a great player on their hands. I’d love to see him at Newcastle playing on the wings on in central midfield

  3. I can understand the reasoning behind your question Joseph but as difficult as it can be at times, the slogan on the back of the club badge on the new playing strip says it all – BELIEVE

  4. I think irrelevant of the Glazer issue, we should bring in more youngsters from the academy. It works for the club on a lot of levels, keeps the youth system alive, save on the transfer budget, satisfy the quota system and have a roster of players who have the club built into them. Whether they are good enough is theoretical until they are given chances.

  5. I definitely think we should blood in youngsters as we have done in the past but we have to remember that Scholesy/Becks/Giggs etc was a golden generation that won’t come around too often. A nice mix of youth and experience would be ideal… and a creative midfielder in the vein of Ozil 🙂

  6. Surely the example of Gerard Pique illustrates the point about giving the youngsters their chance. 12 months after United reserves he is a World Cup winner
    and was very impressive.

  7. There’s one certainty that can be guaranteed at the beginning of the new season, all the football pundits will choose their words very carefully should Ferguson’s youngsters happen to suffer one or two early defeats.


    So what you’re saying is, based on Alan Hansen’s daft comment 15 years ago, if United field a team of kids which happens to lose a few of their opening games, they’ll go on to win the league.


    Allow me to beg to differ. United had some pretty good older players still on their books circa 1996, that’s not taking anything away from the kids who proved so invaluable to your success. I’m merely pointing out that Keane, Cantona, Schmiecel(?), Irwin and others were just as important to that team’s success as the kids you seem to think this new batch of youngsters are ready to emulate. This is the biggest “fingers crossed and let’s hope everything goes well” season United have had for a long time so you can talk up the youths all you want but the fact is there’s huge uncertainty hanging over United both on and off the field and one is obviously affecting the other.

  8. You make some fair points Scrimper but no, I’m not saying that United will go on and win the League if they lose a few of their opening games. All I’m saying is that commentators like Alan Hansen will not shoot their mouths off so quickly again.

    As for the quality of youngsters coming through at Old Trafford, it’s not me who is “talking them up” but Sir Alex Ferguson and I value his judgement more than any other manager in the Premier League because he has been there and done it.

    By the way, every single club has the attitude of “fingers crossed and let’s hope everything goes well” prior to a new season kicking off, including whichever club you support.

  9. I didn’t say that it was only United that has the “fingers crossed” attitude, I said that this season is the biggest “fingers crossed” season United have had for years.

    There is real uncertainty filtering through from all areas, players, management, fans and even kit makers (what on earth are they hoping to acheive by stitching “BELIEVE” to the inside of the badge?!!!!). Confidence levels are not as high as they have been previously and for the first time in many many years, there is a real feeling that United might not finish in the top 2.

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