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Re: Declan Drysdale
Posted by: acc928
Date: 04/07/2020 12:11
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DevonExile
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Phil65
I'm happy with Sir Matt Busby's quote "If they're good enough, they're old enough" which is still on the wall in the Manchester Utd dressing room. United didn't do too badly with youth. It would be a tonic to see somebody breaking through the ranks and getting a regular first team place. It's that catch 22 scenario where talk is of them not having enough experience, when the experience comes from playing first team football.
Conversely, older players have their place. Where's my shirt!
Perhaps someone on here could rectify the youth situation when they step in to Mickey's shoes, if the rumour's true; loads of good managers on here!😀

Yes but if you look at the so called Busby Babes teams they where not all teenagers. Bringing a potential outstanding player into an experienced team is one thing but at our level it is almost impossible to put out a really young team that is competitive.

The Busby Babes average age was about 22 with the captain Duncan Edwards being 21

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