Originally Posted by Mr_Ed
Which, give or take a few million, is the dent they loaded on the club in the first place? A billion has gone out of the club and we’re no better off than we were in 2006.
We are. Revenues are well up compared to where they were, debt repayments are lower because of better terms compared to the PIKs and other instruments they tied us up with in the early years. I absolutely don't want them here because of failings outside of that (letting Woodward run the footballing side, neglect of Old Trafford, etc.) but financially we're on a generally stronger footing. That will improve further once we get a few more of the big hitters off the wage bill.
Fergie could have stopped it and the second big mistake was letting him and Gill leave at the same time. The third mistake was letting Woodward be in charge.