The signing of youngster Michael Ngoo : The 16 year old was snatched from under Man Utd’s noses as we signed him from Southend. This proves that there is a new sheriff in town and we can go in and attract the same quality of talent they can.
Both these stories are great news as they prove that we are finally beating them off the field as well. As much as we complained about the lack of signings take a look at what is going on at Old Trafford. They sold Ronaldo for £80 million and they did not spend the money. Of course you will not find any of the tabloids talking about it but I am sure that situation at O.T. is not so happy as they make it sound. It looks like they have used the £80 million to pay off part of their debt which has swelled to over £650 million.
For United winning trophies is vital and they know that many of their fans will desert them if they go into a slump. Keeping “Sweetheart players” is another part of their economic survivability. I can bet money that they have lost fans because of Ronaldo leaving them as there are a group of “Don’t know anything about Football” fans who will follow players no matter where they go.