Peepl esspect only ze bess pefo'mance.
The immortal words of wisdom uttered by one Cristiano Ronaldo. The days of transactions similar to Real Madrid's acquisition of the man who made the Stretford End roar "Viva Ronaldo" for £80 million seem set to continue in football, and Sir Alex has made his views about the careless spending of our rivals clear.
The boss slammed 'clubs' for the "Kamikaze effort" which 'clubs' go to to spend their money.
The gaffer has also said, in his column on the manutd.com site and at that press conference unveiling our signings, that he feels we've got a squad fit to challenge anyone. Not only that, but we've got a good mix of 30 year old, mid-20s and "younger" players to carry us through.
Dunno about you, but I'm inclined to take his word for it. We're oozing with talent left, right and centre and with Bebe, we've got 8 strikers at the club. (Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen, Chicharito, Federico Macheda, Mame Biram Diouf, Danny Welbeck—just in case you needed to jog your memories)
Sir Alex was also talking about reliving the glory days of the Cole/Yorke and Sheringham/Solksjaer partnerships with the players we've got now. How. AWESOME! would that be?
Chicharito and Berbatov had a thing going on at Wembley, and, despite their limited play against Newcastle, that's a possible partnership that could spark up a fair few goals for us—tap wood. And both Rooney and Owen are looking to put a spark back into their careers (... though really, that's just Owen. Rooney's not quite at that stage) so that could be an interesting combination. Of course, there're the young lads Macheda, Welbeck, Diouf and Bebe who could pull together - I'm sure Welbeck and Diouf would gladly come back from their loans if we needed them.
Now I've only been to Old Trafford once, and though it was a magical moment, it's not like it was for a match (sad to admit...), but the aura of the place would make it difficult for anyone to walk away from it. My point? The kids, the really good kids we've got coming up now may end up playing their entire careers out, like Giggs, Scholes and G. Neville, in the red half of Manchester. And continuing this legacy of longevity at the club, blending home-grown players with those acquired from overseas, seems like a pretty good way to ensure that our trophy cabinet never goes empty.