With honor and respect comes a massive leap of expectation, especially if you have won eleven titles in the last twenty-odd years.
Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson have gathered the respect of the footballing world by demonstration a willingness and desire to stay on top and be the best no matter what the circumstance.
The 2010/2011 season is no different in terms of the approach and manner as United attempt yet another milestone, but what is different is the increase in competition from the what was known as "middle table" clubs.
The likes of Spurs and Man City have certainly questioned the quality at the top and set the target to reach the top no matter what. Different teams use various means to archive their goals, and in terms of Spurs, they have found themselves in a remarkable position with great depth in-squad and an excellent manager at the helm.
City on the other hand, has the money to buy any player that's willing to make the move, recent signing David Silva, Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli have already brought experience and quality to the squad. The latest news shows Bosnian international Edin Dzeko could be on his way for around £27 Million.
With these clubs and the usuals in Arsenal, Chelsea and even Liverpool, although they seem a bit out of sorts, United need to make certain they have all bases covered as they move along into the second half of the season.
With that in mind, there is obviously certain players that could bolster the attack and give impetus to squads performance and overall outcome.
We look at five possible transfers that could give United the edge, not just for the next six months, but with the long-term in mind as well.