Here is one final stat from last Sunday’s game that is very revealing. I took the ages of the starting 11 from both teams and averaged them. Check out who has the youngest team? Liverpool is younger by 4 years. I was very kind to United as I did not count the fact that 4 of their veterans have their birthdays coming up in the next month. I also understand that United have some good young players but so does Liverpool (actually our reserves beat their reserves recently and we played most of the game with a man down).
Looks like Fergie is not the only one who is going to retire soon.
Average Age 26
Van der Sar (38)*
Average Age 30
*Van der Sar will be 39 on Oct 27
**Ferdinand will be 31 on Nov 7
***Schole will be 35 on Nov 16
****Giggs will be 36 on Nov 29