SAF got rid of berbatov because he was not quick enough to play in the quick passing and quick moving uptempo style he wanted to adopt but that is a bit of a double standard, considering the first choice midfielders in important games always seem to include carrick, scholes and Giggs. First last week at Anfield, Liverpool totally ripped the midfield to shreds and only lost that game because they went down to 10 men, and even with a man down they were still the better team and SAF did not make a change to gain control of the midfield considering it was a liverpool midfielder that got sent off. Then we have the game against spurs where this time Giggs was moved out to the left and the trio in midfield was scholes, carrick and kagawa. What followed in that eventful first half was a demonstration of midfield domination by power, movement, and athleticism by the spurs trio, totally making the Utd trio especially carrick and scholes look like spent pensioners, and the main problem for kagawa was that he always seemed to get muscled off the ball. Then in the second half spurs retreated having gone 2 goals up and when scholes does not get closed down, he becomes Xavi as he can execute any pass in the game be it short or long range and totally dominate a game and giggs obviously went off for Rooney and kagawa was shifted to the left. As Tottenham got totally dominated in that half you could see that AVB was concerned about scholes and even called dembele to give him strict instructions to get to scholes, and later taking him off for huddlestone because he was exhausted. But what really astonished me was that SAF brought on Welbeck and Chicharito when one of anderson or cleverly should have come on for carrick, because by then spurs could not even cross the half way line and a midfielder who can join the attack from deep would have been a much better option than a striker as you could see with the way the game was going but anyway its done now. My main point is that when ronaldo and rooney and even giggs were younger, they had a lot of terrible games, but the one constant thing SAF always did was continue playing them regardless of whether they had a good or bad game until they became a lot more consistent and turned in to the world class stars they became, but with anderson, nani and cleverley especially when they play a game, regardless of whether they play well or not they are usually rested the next game and if not then definitely by the third game. The only time that they played consistently was at the devastating start of last season when spurs, arsenal, chelsea, bolton were blown away and then there was the great comeback against city in the shield. And when the injuries came, by the time they had come back, SAF only trusted the experienced trio of Carrick, scholes and giggs and that was that. One game that forever stays in my memory was the dec 31 game against blackburn when utd were decimated by injuries and he preferred to play park and rafael in central midfield instead of giving pogba a try, what did he have to lose especially as blackburn were also ravaged by injuries, and i still believe that decision as well as the scholes coming out of retirement was what made pogba decide he had no future at the club. Over the last few seasons , utd have had one of the best reserve, youth team in the country, but they never seem to get a chance in the first team, players such as pogba, fryers and morrison who are gone now, petrucci, tunnicliffe, lingard, the keane twins, wooton, vermilj and brady. These are very good young players and given a chance especially when there are injuries they will want to show they belong at that level, but SAF prefers to put experienced players in the wrong positions like carrick in central defence or that fateful game against blackburn, or even valencia at right back as well as welbeck on the left wing. Is it not better to just put the players in their right positions and if there are injuries, surely there is a young player chomping at the bits to get a game with the first team. This team now could possibly win a premier league title but definitely not a champions league, so is it not better to start moulding a new team and integrating the outstanding young players at the club and not always rely on the pensioners, at least let us see if they have what it takes to have a career at the club.