Manchester United Identity Intact.

Have Manchester United diverted from historical ways? One thing Manchester United F.C. have always been known for aside keeping their tradition, winning trophies and playing exciting football, was integration of home grown players from their youth system or academy in to the senior team.

The class of 92 was a perfect example, with the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.

After a disappointing 2013/14 campaign were the reds` finished seventh, we all knew it was time for a major overhaul. With Louis Van Gaal appointed as the new manager in the summer. One question asked was, `who will the reds` attract? Or who will Manchester United be bringing in? `, Knowing fully well there will be no champions league football at the club for the current 2014/15 season.

That seemed a little naive knowing United are the most successful club in England. That being said, they answered the critics and Ángel Di María, Daley Blind , Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera Herrera, Marcos Rojo and El Tigre aka Falcao were brought in. Falcao, on a year loan deal with an option to buy.

Eyes were raised on the last day of the transfer window when Danny Welbeck was sold to Arsenal, Cleverly loaned to Aston Villa. Questions have been asked but, I wonder if those asking have looked in to Manchester United`s first team. With Adnan Januzaj, Reece James, Jesse Lingard, James Wilson, and Tyler Blackett, all in the first team competing for places with more experienced players.

It`s been a good job done so far in terms of restructuring the first team by Ed Woodward and Van Gaal. Also bringing in a marquee signing in Dimaria and integrating some players from the youth. Louis Van Gaal has a track record from Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich which indicates that plenty of youngsters will get opportunities during his reign at Old Trafford. He`s also said in the past the age wouldn’t matter and all that matters is if you could get the job done.

I don’t see United changing their ways at all but planning ahead for a new start.

There is no doubt a world class centre back would have been perfect for the reds but, with the attacking options they possess, it could be said Manchester United have light restored back to the darkness of last season.

Written by @Chukkymufc

Photographs: The photographs on the site are not owned by Think Football Ideas and we do not claim ownership of these images by any means. All the images are the sole property of their respective owners. 


A huge thanks to Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Getty Images, Reuters, Action Images, PA Sport, and Marca.

        Advertise With Us