Experience is overrated at times. The introduction of the youngster, Adnan Januzaj, into the Manchester United starting line-up last weekend clearly paid off - he scored two brilliant goals to repay the faith shown in him from David Moyes.
Playing the youngster in the first-team could have been a risk, but Moyes’ decision was made easier giving the inconsistencies of his senior player, especially the wingers.
Yes, Januzaj will not always be on top form, like the game he had against Sunderland, but he should be giving the chances regularly, so he could mature on time.
The reason players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are having such glamorous careers is because they were giving the chance so early, hence there rapid development.
If such players were benched at an early stage in their career, they would have peaked at late 20’s or early 30’s.
Januzaj is raw and no were near the finished article. Everyone noticed his inexperience – the unnecessary dribbles, but experience only comes with more playing time.
Having loaned out Jesse Lingard and Nick Powell due to their limited experience and now mulling over whether to loan Wilfried Zaha, Moyes should learn a valuable lesson here.
He shouldn’t loan Zaha; in fact, Zaha should be given his chance at Old Trafford before any loan decision should be made.
No doubt, experience is key and necessary, but should not be the only criteria in chosen a team. Sir Alex Ferguson chose experience over fresh blood by luring Scholes out of retirement, in January 2012, and United paid the price - Paul Pogba had to leave Manchester United to Juventus in the summer of 2012.
Now, Pogba is a regular for Juventus in a position United are short in quality.
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