Nearly all United fans have expressed that Sir Alex won't be able to move on to greater things next season, unless he splashes-out on a new striker or midfielder (or both). But if you take a look at players like Kiko and Chicharito - who needs to spend when you have the most valuable asset of all: Youth...
Chief executive David Gill reiterated this week that Sir Alex Ferguson has cash for new signings if he needs it. However, most fans fear the money needed to service the huge debt heaped on the club by the Glazer family means their manager has no choice but to build from within.
With fans hoping that United will buy at least one more 'quality' player before the end of the transfer window, Fergie insists there is no value in the transfer market for the second summer in a row. For the likes of Giggs, Scholes, Van Der Sar and Neville, this season may be their last. Owen Hargreaves has been out for two years and he will never be the same player again. In this present situation, there are many who feel United will fail to win a trophy this year.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson has staked Manchester United's future on his new generation of players and promised that they will be his legacy when he quits Old Trafford. He is adamant they will reward his faith by becoming United's new 'golden generation'. No one knows the youngsters as well as him and it would not be wise to back against the kids. He isn't one of the best managers in the world for no reason!
: It seems a bit strange labelling Evans a youngster as he has been a semi-regular fixture in United’s defence for
Darron Gibson: The same age as Evans, the Republic of Ireland midfielder has found himself in the starting line up for some big games lately - in both Europe and the Premiership.Gibson’s game has developed noticeably as he has gained more top-level experience, to the extent that he’s no longer an understudy but a genuine contender to start in midfield.With a fierce shot and the confidence to use it, ‘Gibbo’ has a decent goal return and does seem to be going in the right direction. His 20-yard free kick goal against the MLS All-Stars was just the sign of great things to come from him.
Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez: The Mexican sensation is a genius. He was the fastest player in the World Cup (32.15 km/h) and his pace could give defenders a nightmare. An out-and-out striker, Chicharito is quick, two-footed and strong in the air, qualities that have already seen him likened to Reds' legend . His performances in South Africa and pre-season so far have been very impressive. He has settled quite well in his new club and is surely the player to watch out in the English Premier League. He may be behind and Berbatov in the pecking order but he has the potential to make a huge impact from the bench.
: At 19 years of age, Rafael has already shown enough potential to have many pundits claiming he may just be the perfect replacement for at right back. He was highly praised for his exceptional performance against Milan in the