Manchester United: What Lies Ahead? Ten Things to Ponder Over

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Manchester United: What Lies Ahead? Ten Things to Ponder Over
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How bad is it when Manchester United have a trophy-less season? Apart from the financial ramifications, in a club where expectations are sky-high and where it is expected to compete on all fronts and win in all (alright, maybe not all but at least the important ones) competitions, how bad does a season without a single trophy look?

It doesn't take Einstein to guess the answer. If last season Manchester United made it past the touchline in the Barclays Premier League, it was more down to Nani and Dimitar Berbatov dragging Manchester United through during the first half of the season, and Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez in the second. As expected, the Red Devils exhibited the will to win and ground out the results. 

What of this year? This was supposed to be the year where Tom Cleverley and Anderson were to become the mainstay of Manchester United's midfield. Having been bolstered by the additions of Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David de Gea, this was to be the march towards title No. 20, an appearance in Munich and at least one trophy, other than the Charity Shield. None of this has happened this year.

Now I'm not hitting the panic button yet, but there are many questions which appear at the end of this season. Some short-term, some middle-term, some long term. Each of them come with solutions and further problems as well. Read on to find out more

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