john@staustell wrote:One problem in perception is that fans have been screaming for decades to give so and so a chance. Almost without exception they've all ended up playing at a lower level, some not even making it in the game.
Sure the kids are better, but we are looking for kids as good as Silva, Zaba, Komapny, Aguero, Walker, Sane, De Bruyne etc.
Are we? Or are we looking at giving them minutes here and there as squad players? Who knows one or two might seize their opportunity and force their way in to the manager's plans.
Look at Rashford, seized that opportunity. Alexander Arnold another example.
I accept many of them that we've called for to get some game time may not have stepped up but if they're not given a chance then we'll never know and that's a shame.
All that said I think the signs are somewhat positive in this regard with Brahim and Foden, Pep has sown some seeds.