Bobby Charlton attempts to rewrite history

Sheikh Mansour bought the wrong club - Charlton (Daily Mirror)

"If a club spends a lot of money quickly, it takes time for the team to settle down," he said. "You might criticise City, Chelsea or Liverpool for the money they've spent, but they're only interested in winning the big prize, which is the Premier League.

"Yet it can be won by a club [Manure] that produces their own young players and brings them through.

"You get a bit of an affiliation with a football club when this sort of thing is taking place, and not just piling loads and loads of money in.

"That's our philosophy at United, but we don't know what happens with City and Chelsea - they have their own way."

Exhibit A

£30m on Dimitar Berbatov

£30m on Rio Ferdinand

£25m on Wayne Rooney

£17m on Owen Hargreaves

£30m on the combined services of Nani and Anderson

£18m on Michael Carrick

£16m on Luis Antonio Valencia

£10m on Chris Smalling

Various smaller figures on Ji-Sung Park, Nemanja Vidic, Edwin Van der Sar, Patrice Evra, Javier Hernandez, the Da Silva brothers and Anders Lindegaard.

Exhibit B

£7m on Bebe and £3m on Gabriel Obertan purely to play in the Carling Cup.

Exhibit C

Barring Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, of the current 'young players brought through' in and around the first team we have 'young' Jonny Evans (23), 'young' Darron Gibson (23), John O'Shea (30 in two months), Wes Brown (30) and Darren Fletcher (27), who are all setting the football world on fire and without whom Man United could not win any trophy. Obviously.


1 comment:

  1. Charlton is Manure through and through.. The least we can expect is that he will spit dross even if all it does is try to embellish the facts.. Which is why when Jamie Redknapp talks nonsense about Liverpool on TV I wonder where exactly his allegiance lies..