philipl Posted June 1, 2009 Share Posted June 1, 2009 Perhaps looks wierd after the Mancs completed three PL titles on the trot but I think the warning signs are there. - no club can year in year out be charged £80m in interest without it eventually damaging the playing side - current reports indicate that Man City are £5m ahead of their neighbours in bidding for Tevez; the Mancs hae massively mishandled the Tevez situation (because they are crippled by the need to conserve cash for their finances) and losing the tough brilliant Tevez to Wastelands could be as big a psychologically devastating blow as the whole it leaves in their squad. - the new crop of young players are probably good enough for top half of the Prem, might just squeeze into Big 4 standard but certainly don't look world beaters at this stage. - there were three critical defeas that point to decline at the end of last season: With the Quintuple on, they could not despatch an injury-ravaged Everton in the FA Cup semi-final Liverpool humiliated them at OT Barcelona were miles better than the Mancs who simply hadn't a clue how to compete unlike Chelsea who were a dodgy Norwegian ref away from putting Barca out over two legs. - at this stage, they still have to play Scholes and Giggs, both of whom are years over their peak. If the Manc midfield wobbles, their defence and keeper are no way as good as they think they are. I might be wrong, but I sense the years of RFW defying the internal financal constraints at OT are finally coming to an end. Ferguson had a good run of getting every transfer signing right but last summer's outlays have yet to pay off and he has to be a magician in the market this summer to avoid things going pear-shaped. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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