Let's be brutally honest here: Manchester United are on the verge of having one of their worst seasons in the last decade, and their first trophy less season since the 2004-05 season.
Baring a complete collapse by Manchester City at home vs Queens Park Rangers, Manchester United will end the season 2nd in the EPL, and ignominiously eliminated from the FA Cup, Carling Cup, Champions League and Europa League before the latter stages of all four competitions.
Even if Manchester United do manage to miraculously claim the EPL title on the final day of the EPL, the credit will have to go largely to Sir Alex Ferguson, who will have willed a modest United squad to victory over a much more talented City squad.
The bottom line is this: Manchester United need improvements this summer to get back to their winning ways with Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson is a fantastic manager, but managerial talent can only go so far without the necessary players.
Here are eight players who could help bring silverware back to United by improving United's current biggest weakness—its midfield.