Manchester United have improved of late, but a terrible start to their 2013-14 EPL campaign has seen them already fall a whopping eight points off the pace as they currently reside in sixth place in the table.
While many chose to cite the issue as poor man-management from new manager David Moyes, this was always—in this reporter's opinion—an easy out for fans.
In reality, the issue came primarily as a result of a damaging period of transition not only off the pitch, but on it as well.
With many youth players still not quite mature enough to fully take on the reins, and a variety of regular first-teamers now reaching the twilight of their careers, United have been left somewhat in limbo.
If you look at a regular starting XI, you would be hard-pressed to find more than four or five players who you would consider (age-wise) to be in the "prime of their careers."
To resolve this issue—in the short term at least—clever signings need to be made to give the Red Devils any chance of retaining their crown.
This list catalogs, in no particular order, a handful of players who could make an instant impact at the club—and are selected entirely from United's Premier League cohorts.