Finally it is good to be able to go back to blogging, as the entire Ramadhan month this year has been an extremely hectic time for me at work, with all the travelling at stake. Nevertheless the holidays is coming in soon which means you guys are set to see the amount of nonsense that I'm planning to write in the next couple of weeks (including some "never-been-done-before"' video covers!).
[The Legend - Sir Alex Ferguson]
I have to admit that there has been a lot of catching up to do, since that the "familiar old mistress/husband stealer/ fiance nabber / boyfriend nabber" is back in town. Once again the entire blogosphere would be buzzing with the bustling news of the English Premiership Football games week in and out (I am sure to appreciate the weekly reports of United 's performance from Joshua's blog!).
However upon my return, I stumbled upon a discussion of a slightly different theory in regards of the shape of Manchester United's lineup from this season.
Could this be a sign of the end for Sir Alex's reign?
From my discussions with a few of my buddies over my long over due tehtarik session, we realised that the different outlook of players that we have for United this season seem to point to the direction that we are now rebuilding the squad set for future to come. The very likes of young players like Tom Cleverly, David De Gea as well as new purchases that seem to focus more on the younger players than before. Traditionally, United has put their primary focus on players that has already made a large impact in the game BEFORE joining United.
However with the large investment being made towards much younger, unknown players in the picture, I wold have to argue that this could be the indication that we have been dreading from him that it might be time for someone else to take the realm in the United managerial section. A last hurrah before leaving, ensuring that the generation after his departure would still have the quality and strength to be as dominant as they have been for the past many years.
Not that we have never heard this before, with a long list of him hinting retirement before making a dramatic U-Turn on that decision. We all remember the date that was cited back in the 2001/2002 season which he declared that he will be leaving the post after the season. We were again rocked by another speculation that he was going to leave at the end of season 2009/2010 however decided that he will not leave at the time of United's downfall. However what could be the most dauting hint would be the most recent claims of his departure.
[The Living Legend]
update: read him denying the rumours of his retirement HERE