Fergie got good value out of all those players apart from Stam, and you’re talking about a few players over 27 years, we’re talking about a few players over 3 years, it is simply not acceptable management.
Douzi was immature but a lot of men just develop late in their 20s, AM thinking Douzi was the most intolerable guy when there must be tons of immature young millionaires in the PL, their clubs just protect them more.
He came here from Ligue 2 as a teenager and within 12 months he was one of the most valuable young players in Europe, he was one of our most successful transfers post-Wenger by a distance.
And the great irony is that the incident which triggered his exile is the very thing that showed why he was so valuable. I’d give ten Lokongas for one Guendouzi.
For me it wasn't even the fact he disliked Douzi or didn't rate him as a player. That happens. Its how public he made the situation, he wanted to look like he's in charge and let everyone know he's dealing with the supposed rotten apple.
In the process he tanked his value and spent money to replace him with an inferior player. Guy hasn't learnt and has done the same with Auba. Ironic we are desperately short in both numbers and quality at CF and CM now.