Originally posted by spurs73
Liverpool have been boring to watch for the last 3 years (or ever since Rafa took over!)
Wenger- has lots of money (Arsenal were reported recently to have had the most profit this financial year) its just he does not like speading it on buying to many 'named' players.
As for Rooney and Co.... i think they will only stay togather about 2 years and then ...[text shortened]...
Lets see how he and nani do when the weather gets colder and the english pitches get heaver!
I think Houllier started the whole Liverpool negative football thing.
Houllier started the 'play for a penalty' mentality football in Europe and Rafa is just the same.
You are right Wenger does have lots of money and does occasionally spend big'ish, but often his big money signings don't work out. He is really exceptional though at developing players with potential as we can see with his new team.
There seems to be a lot of money in London, Spurs have just anounced massive profits, thats after sending big too.
I think United's new young team will stay together for a while yet.
Rooney - He'll stay at United as long as Sir Alex is there.
Nani - If he develops into a great player, I think he'll stay for at least 6 or 7 years then maye move to Spain when he's 27
Ronaldo - He will probably move on in 2 or 3 years time and we will get a fortune for him
Tevez - Difficult, he's definately finding his place in the side and was our 2nd best player today (after Rooney), his 17 year old brother is rumoured to have signed. United also have an option to sign him for 3 years at the end of next season, so Tevez is a United player for as long as they want him for now.
Anderson - He is only 19 years old. He was ok today. Against Wigan he was fantastic, other games he has been in and out. People don't realize he can play anywhere in midfiled and currently is concentrating as playing as a defensive midfielder. I really do think he'll soon adapt into a top class player by the end of the season.
United always seem to hang on to players until they are at least 28, then Sir Alex sometimes sells them (Van Nist, Beckham, Stam) for a decent amount of money.
Overall though I think you're right about Ronaldo, he will probably be playing in Spain in 3 years time.
As for Nani and Anderson, they are both just great potential right now.
Ronaldo worked out, Nani is looking very promising and is use to European weather, Anderson is definately a risk but he has played for Porto and is a box to box player, so hopefully he has the strength to adapt to English conditions.