Manchester United are modelling their future development along the same lines as Bayern Munich

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Here's something written by a Manchester United fan.


It is very premature to slag off Manchester United and manager David Moyes' transfer window performance, given that the start of the season is still two weeks away, and the transfer market closes in four weeks time.

Like it or not, Manchester United are modelling their future development along the same lines as the modern-day Bayern Munich.

The Glazers are reducing the club's debt burden year on year, and the current squad only needs tweaking rather than rebuilding.

Jose Mourinho will be off again soon enough, as will Pellegrini, and although both Chelsea and Manchester City will have some success, it will come at an unsustainable price.

People often make the comparison between Sir Alex Ferguson's previous success at Aberdeen before taking the helm at United, and Moyes' lack of silverware. But many seem to forget that Manchester United were a sleeping giant when Fergie took over, a club with an impressive pedigree that was under-performing.

With a loyal fan base, potential, and the backing of the board, SAF took the club up to a level of success that surpassed everything before his arrival, including that enjoyed under the legendary Sir Matt Busby. In short, time is everything, and Fergie arrived at Manchester United at just the right time, with all the ingredients for success coming into place.

But David Moyes will be given time and the backing of the board, just as Fergie was. Yes, it's a huge challenge for Moyes and nothing is guaranteed, but it's the right (and only sensible) approach that will enable Manchester United to remain the pre-eminent football club in England, and to continue to compete with the best in Europe.

Everything is in place to give Moyes the best chance to take on SAF's legacy, and if he fails to deliver then I'm sure it won't be for lack of effort or support. Let's judge him after a season or three though, not half a transfer window!

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