This summer has been an incredibly serious one from Manchester United's perspective.
With the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, the potential exit of club talisman Wayne Rooney and the stress surrounding the transfers of Thiago Alcantara, Kevin Strootman and Leighton Baines—to name just a few—United fans haven't been given much time to think straight.
That's not to say there hasn't been positives also. The appointment of David Moyes as their new manager and the announcement yesterday that Ryan Giggs will become a member of the coaching staff (Independent) should both please fans of the Red Devils.
However, with all these serious news stories bouncing around, I thought I'd take a more light-hearted approach today, and analyse exactly why following England's most successful football club can be so great at times.
While I am a Manchester United fan, for the purposes of this article I am going to attempt to be a third party looking in (as much as this is possible), so that my own personal views don't cloud my judgement.
Remember this is just a bit of fun and hopefully something to perk up any United fan's day.
Why seven reasons you ask? Well, what more fitting a number to list the best reasons to be a United fan than the famous No. 7?
So, in no particular order, let's begin!