"We have a pool of players with time on their side. Some of them are so young that, at times, I have wondered how they have delivered such a technically high level of football.
"But the best is yet to come because so many of them have not yet reached their football maturity. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Anderson and Nani are only just setting out on their careers.
"Their potential is enormous and I hope, like me, you are thrilled to be in on the start of their adventure with United.
"Stay with us," he told the fans. "Because these special players are not finished yet.
"The football world lies at their feet!"