Manchester United's relative lack of Champions League glory in the Sir Alex Ferguson era has been well-documented, but compared with the other big-hitters in Europe, can we really say that this is the case?
Since the Red Devils' inaugural campaign in 1993-94, the trophy with the big ears has resided in the Old Trafford trophy cabinet just twice, but since then, only three teams have won it more—Barcelona, AC Milan and Real Madrid, all three of whom have won it on three occasions.
United's European woes in the early 2000s are difficult to explain, especially considering the fact that the Scotsman's side failed to advance past the first knockout stage once before 2007.
In the past, fantastic attacking talents like Ruud van Nistelrooy came and went unrewarded.
This season, Sir Alex's side have been irrepressible in attack, scoring goals with ease.
But the defensive woes need to be addressed sooner rather than later, before the tactical behemoths of the continent come to town—which will be inevitable if a deep run is to occur.
This question and fourteen others are posed in this article—all of which need to be answered if the big one is to be won in the twilight years of the greatest managerial era of all time.