Part of the attraction of coming to Manchester United is to play for a team that has such a rich history and an innate ability to continually win trophies.
However, another huge incentive to play in front of the Old Trafford crowd is the fact you got to play under the tutelage of esteemed manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 71-year-old has a reputation of getting the best out of every player and his man management skills are second to none. His ability to spot young talent and contain potentially impetuous characters such as Roy Keane and Eric Cantona over the years is part of the reason he has managed to create a conveyer belt of teams over his near 27-year reign.
Therefore will playing under Ferguson’s fellow countryman, David Moyes, carry the same attraction that has seen the likes of Robin van Persie want to join the club?
Manchester United is Manchester United, a club glittered with prestige and trophies and success and that, no matter who is in charge, should be an attractive proposition for any player worth his salt.
The challenge Manchester United are presented with in the coming seasons is attempting to replicating similar domestic success to which they have become accustomed to under Sir Alex.
This should be a challenge players relish and aspire to be instrumental in; especially as they have the chance to write themselves into Manchester United’s illustrious history books and assert themselves in the same category of club legends such as Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
Even if players are initially reluctant to join the club without Ferguson at the helm, Sir Alex will still have a role in the running of the club; and should they need his assistance regarding a transfer target, he’ll certainly be more than happy to help.
The club is in a transitional period, a period which many Manchester United fans will be on unfamiliar grounds with due to the longevity of their manager’s reign.
Ensuring attitudes and beliefs such as this carry as much importance to the club in the following years will be imperative in maintaining the exceptionally high standards Sir Alex has set and should they manage to keep the same ideals; the club should fit effortlessly into another potentially successful era under a new Scot.
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