Tuesday, 23 April 2013

MANCHESTER UNITED - BluePrint for Football Success

I am not a Manchester United fan, but I have the utmost respect for them, their fans, their sponsors and their coaching staff. If ever there was a dynasty, this is it, and with the entertainment dollars being under pressure from competing sports and entertainment options, they know how to get the best of both worlds.

Alex Ferguson is basically a genius and even with the rumours of underhandedness,

Photo: Chris Foy! LMFAO!!!

the proof of the pudding is what you see manifesting on the field. This man knows how to manage a team, and if he has not written a manual on it just yet, he needs to start; I know a coach in a West Indian island near Cuba that would benefit greatly.

His acquisition of players are astounding and the sale of players are genius. A fan will be upset at some of his decisions, but obviously can't question them. One of the transfers that stands out for me will always be Gerard Pique. Gerard could not pay for a place at Man U, was sold to Barcelona, the rest is history. It was basically a homecoming because he left Barca to go to Old Trafford in 2004. That is what you call a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Manchester United has been able to strike a magnificent balance between youth and experience and as I keep saying and writing, coaches need to take note of these things and learn.

Passion, ambition, hunger, knowledge of the game, effective youth system, solid funding, sum up what is Manchester United and if things continue along this path, there will be a strangle hold on the top 3 to 5 places in the English Premiere League for a very very long time. The top teams are all doing the same thing; Man U is basically doing it best of all.

Congratulations Manchester United; a blueprint for football success.

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