Manchester United won't feature in any European competition this season for the first time since the 1989-90 campaign. Supporters have David Moyes, Ed Woodward and the Glazers to thank for this.
Sadly for them, the club only managed to rid themselves of one of the three villains ahead of the 2014-15 season, and fans are upset about the lack of investment in their squad in comparison to the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Paul Scholes expressed his concern for the future of United this week, as reported in The Guardian, claiming they could go into the wilderness like Liverpool did in the 1990s and beyond.
However, there are still some reasons to be cheerful for United fans, as they may well qualify for Europe's elite competition next season and begin to see their club rebuild. What reasons are there for believing this can happen, though?