Hi, you don’t know me but we need to talk. My name is Ayyaz Malik, Aka The Sports Buff. I am a sports writer and talk about sport too (for those who are kind enough to listen). As a Man United fan, it’s hard to say this, but congratulations on becoming Premier League champions.
Four and a half years ago, many of us United fans were no doubt jealous you chose Anfield over Old Trafford.
Purely from a sporting point of view, the move seems to be justified.
A Club World Cup, Super Cup, Champions League and now Premier League trophy shows you’re a great manager.
You might look like you should have been in the Bee Gees, but football fans make no mistake about it you have achieved greatness.
One of the best teams in the Premier League era, Manchester City were conquered this year with ease.
This is the English Premier League, you will say but the records your Liverpool team have broken speaks volumes in itself.
This isn’t me just being a bitter Manchester United fan here, but I express caution. Look at my team Manchester United.
Their manager from 1986-2013 was Sir Alex Ferguson, arguably one of the greatest, if not greatest club managers in the British game.
Sir Alex was a master of building teams for four, maybe five seasons and then making subtle delicate changes to it.
Jurgen please look at the example of Fergie. If you think this is blatant appraisal of the former United manager, that’s not the case.
Ferguson was the master of being steps ahead of his rivals when his United teams would be crowned champions.
Sir Alex Ferguson, would always be on the prowl for talent that could help better his team for many seasons to come and not just for the short term.
That changed in what would be now known as the last season of his reign.
Where players for the now and future were bought, Robin Van Persie a 29-year old from Arsenal who was in the peak of his years was signed in Sir Alex’s last season, which proved to be a title-winning one.
It was a testament to Ferguson, that he was able to win the League with a squad that was really past its sell-by date in his final year before retiring.
To prove the point I am trying to make, the following season The Red Devils needed two managers to finish the season, and they finished in seventh!
That was seven years ago, and it’s only now that Manchester United are looking in a respectable position of rebuilding.
It took Liverpool 30 years and over £1 billion spent in players transfers, you have done the hard work, as a football fan be smart and invest in playing talent.
Your Liverpool team isn’t getting younger. Jurgen, please don’t make the mistakes that Manchester United did.
If you do, it will be a long wait for title number 20, I don’t think Liverpool fans will have the same patience as they did this time.
The sports buff
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