Last updated : 12 December 2006 By Ed

"It doesn't matter which players you sign, there's always an element of risk.

"If you sign Ronaldo and Rooney you are talking about the future with years ahead of them.

"Sometimes you have to take the hit and be patient in terms of young players.

"Sometimes it doesn't come off, sometimes you have to wait because younger players don't bring consistency, they bring you hope.

"They bring you a dream and you hope that once they reach their potential and mature you will see the hopes and dreams realised. That's what the waiting is for.

"I'm confident they are both showing more maturity and getting more consistency. Hopefully that will take us all the way, they are both capable of being world-class players."