I reckon the biggest concern for Sir Alex and the Manchester United faithful was not dealing with the heartache of Paul Scholes’ retirement; it was trying to move forward and adequately find a suitable replacement.
The longstanding Manchester United manager has come to the realization that he may never find someone competent enough to replicate Scholes. He was unique in every facet of the game, but that doesn’t mean someone isn’t willing to pick up right where he left off.
The Ginger Prince leaves a massive void in the United midfield that can’t easily be filled. What the England international brought to the fold went beyond the slick passing, the thunderous shot and crunching tackles.
It was his aura, that attitude, that leadership that set him apart. Finding someone to fill Scholes’ shoes will be a daunting task unwelcomed by United.
But to say there aren’t potential suitors to carry the torch would be an ignorant thought. Football is a game of factory-like production, and the...