Manchester United’s 4-0 demolition of Wigan at the weekend did reveal one particularly interesting image, that must surely convince United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he should cut his losses on two players who haven’t quite got it.
Sitting either side of United legend, Ryan Giggs, were Gabriel Obertan and Bebe, two players listening to iPods’ and playing on their phones, while the Welsh wizard intently looked on, desperate to learn that little bit extra to add to his already huge bank of experience.
Obertan, a £3million recruit from Bordeaux and Bebe, a £7.5million singing Ferguson had never seen have both been awful for United this season, failing to make an impression against lower league opposition, and giving the impression they wouldn’t get a place in Crawley Towns first team.
In the middle was Ryan Giggs, ever willing to listen and learn, with 862 Manchester United appearances under his belt, 11 Premier League titles and 2 Champions Leagues, and the one man you may excuse the afternoon off.
If ever a picture told a story it was this one, and Sir Alex Ferguson hasn’t been Manchester United manager for 25 years for nothing. He’ll have noticed, noted, and will most likely get rid of both players come the summer, knowing that they aren’t ever going to be good enough for his football club with an attitude like that.
To all future Manchester United youngsters, some advice. Look at Giggs, watch him train, watch him watch football, look at how he lives his life, and copy, because even if you’re only half as good as he is, you’ll be good enough.