With just three league defeats all season, you’d be expecting to see much happier Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern.
However, their failure to get over the line in ten draws this season sees the Red Devils somewhat off the league leaders, Chelsea, which our landlord is actually very surprised about.
The reason our landlord is surprised is that United were notorious for getting over the line in the dying seconds of football matches under the legend that is Sir Alex Ferguson. Fergie’s team used to win in the last few minutes and to the annoyance of United fans in the Tavern – this talent seems to have disappeared from their club.
Furthermore, another trait of United that has seemed to disappear in recent seasons is the quality of youth coming into the first team at United. This has resulted in a couple of expensive summers within the red half of Manchester and our landlord feels United’s bank balance could do with more youth stepping up into the first team.
Our older Red Devils in the Transfer Tavern agree and recall the early 1990’s when their young team upset all odds in dominating the early stages of the Premier League’s history.
Saying that, it is not all doom and gloom for United fans as our landlord has been in his beer cellar casting his eye over the talent that is currently at United and he feels that their are a few players in the ranks that could well make their mark in world football.
Let’s take a look at his findings…