He signifies Sir Alex’s philosophy and arguably saved him millions

Football FanCast guest columnist Sid Jones feels that Sir Alex is right to keep faith with the current United squad.

They say that the ‘grass isn't always greener', however there is a large percentage of United supporters I know that beg to differ and believe that Fergie has to open up the club chequebook if the club has any chance of success. They don't agree with Sir Alex when he suggests that the squad is strong enough for the challenges ahead; however I know whose call I'd rather back.

Fergie has rarely let this football club down and if he believes it is strong enough then we have to show the faith. This season is a decisive one for United, in an attempt to finally land that 19th title therefore I cannot ever see Fergie looking to jeopardise that by taking any undue risks, especially when he has a shed load of money in the bank.

I know we will miss Ronaldo and it will take some time to get over the loss but we have just as able players who can now shoulder the responsibility. Rooney is banging the goals in; Nani is seemingly improving, while Valencia is clearly a raw talent with bags of potential. We have an array of talent all round and certainly not short of numbers. In midfield we can look to leave the likes of Anderson and Carrick on the bench or out of the squad in general as the likes of Giggs, Scholes and Fletcher can call the shots. The latter in particular signifies why it pays to show faith in players as the Scot's emergence in particular has arguably saved United millions.