re: Sir Alex Ferguson to retire at season's end (Posted on 5/11/13 at 11:54 am to Jwho77)
quote: I could see this situation working like the Shankly to Paisley days at Liverpool. Legendary manager with great personality builds a super club and steps down only to be replaced by another understated super success.
This is a little different as Paisley was arguably a better coach than Shankley. I highly doubt that happens with SAF and DM.
I completely understand what Xavier is saying. A league cup would be considered a disappointing season for United fans. And a league cup and a #3 finish is certainly possible (and I'd argue likely) in the first year and possibly the second.