With United's new season not off to a flying start, it is time for Sir Alex Ferguson to start planning about making new signings, as his Red Devils have struggled at away games as well as at home.
During the summer transfer window, talks were largely doing the rounds that Sir Alex would be making some new signings to strengthen his midfield, defense, and strike.
But United's troubles under the post will come up as soon as their veteran goalie, the Dutchman Edwin van der Sar, retires.
Van der Sar, who will be 40 at the end of this month, arrived from Fulham in 2005 and has since become a United legend. The twice "Best European Goalkeeper" (1995 and 2009) award winner is still a force to reckon with under the post.
But with the Dutchman making clear that this will be his last season, Sir Alex will have plenty to worry once his experienced top-class goalkeeper retires. With second-choice goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak declaring his plans of leaving for greener pastures and third choice goalie Ben Amos only 20 years old, Sir Alex needs to find an experienced and suitable replacement for his ace goalie.
News are that the Red Devils' manager has already sent his scout to make an inquiry for Danish goalie Anders Lindegaard as they prepare to launch a search for finding Van der Sar's ideal replacement.
In the following slides we will take a look into the five goalies who could ideally replace Van der Sar under the post at Old Trafford from next season.