It has been a rollercoaster month for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement after more than 26 years at the helm, David Moyes was confirmed as his successor, Wayne Rooney handed a transfer request, Manchester United were presented with the Premier League trophy at Old Trafford, the city of Manchester celebrated it with a memorable parade and the Under-21 team won the first edition of the revamped Under-21 Premier League. This series of events have left everyone connected with Manchester United perplexed to say the least.
Some supporters may see it as a perfect opportunity to move forward: sell your franchise player, bring in another world-class player, promote some youngsters (Nick Powell, Michael Keane, Adnan Januzaj…) and start a new dynasty under the reins of a hungry manager. It is not all doom and gloom after all, isn´t it?
At the other side of the spectrum, some fans may be worried by the prospect of facing the unknown, especially considering most of us have not seen any other manager at Manchester United in our lifetime. Moyes is a proven tactician, but will he be able to handle a squad full of young and millionaire men? That is a major concern indeed. Sir Alex often refers to the concept of “modern-day society” to justify how football have evolved since his playing days. After all, if things don´t go well, Sir Alex can still jump from his exclusive box and tell a thing or two to the players… Oh, my god! We are already missing you old man from Govan…
I don´t think I am wrong if I conclude that, regardless your point of view, we are already all looking forward to the next season. Roll it on!