It has been looking to me as if we had effectively destroyed the chances of a whole generation of players ( I say 'we' I mean Pellegrini) & had others, such as Yeboah, who we had just signed on a punt, to grab them 'just in case' they made it. I figured, as you say, that the new generation would be the ones to get the chance, as they would be coming through full of beans at the right time (ie now that con artist has gone), rather than gone stale. Imo, a moment comes where a kid is 'on fire' & that's the moment you play him. Doesn't matter if he's a 16 year old skinny streak of piss, get him in, let him see the finish line, you can just take him out again if it doesn't work. Leave a 17 year old Jimi Hendrix playing Oasis tunes for 2 years with nothing else to inspire him you end up with a Noel Gallagher level guitarist, or a bus driver or plumber etc, not a 19 year old Jimi Hendrix. Sane, Rashford, even James Wilson, they got a shot in the arm right when they needed it & two of the 3 took the chance. Non of them are the finished article even now. Doesn't matter. They have a shot. It appears that most of these kids, including the African lads & Barker, Jack Byrne etc, are going to get one more chance to impress the main man. Now it's upto them, to grab the opportunity, before the younger kids overtake them.