Sir Bobby Charlton stated that he thought last year was going to be a transitional period for the team.
It seems Sir Bobby may have been a year premature.
The summer signings of David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young, combined with the emergence of talented midfielder Tom Cleverley has led to an obvious instability to the team.
The goalkeeper situation is unwanted at this stage in the season, while a lack of form by some key players is frightening.
However, here are 10 very good reasons for United fans to be optimistic.