Originally Posted by SwEeT HoMe AlAbAmA
If you buy a player KNOWING that he plays a certain style and expect him to change that isn't very fair. The truth is Sir Alex buys players like toys and once he gets tired of them he throws them away.
Also before you say, "WHO!??!!?", look at Ronaldo. He originally worked back everytime, but soon he only stayed up and never came back. Berbatov also plays as much defense as Nani. Sir Alex grew tired of Berbatov and ruined his career. I feel if he was given more freedom and encouragemnet he would be more willing to work hard, his time at Totenham shows this.
You should do some googling about Berbatov's antics in the team room behind the scenes. If they are true, it would definitely change how you view him. You seem to know quite a lot about him though so maybe you should ask him the next time you are at Carrington.
I have no idea what you are talking about with CR or wild spending by Fergie. He is pretty good with getting returns on investments or coming out even, if not ahead with transfers.
And Nani defends a hell of a lot more than he did when he first came over to United. I think that is pretty telling of how he is becoming a true two way player.
The simple fact is, at the top, you have to have a deep squad where positions are challenged and where you can rotate players in an out that can make an impact. Squad rotation when done correctly is far from ruining anyone's career.