After some frantic activity early on in the transfer window, Manchester United's preseason form suggests that their now replenished squad looks ready to challenge for honors in the new season. But who are the key members of the team who can help the Reds win their 20th title?
As the transfer window draws to a close, Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that he is happy with his current bunch of players.
The Scotsman is convinced that the players he has at his disposal can carry forward the legacy of recently retired legends—Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes.
Sir Alex, who has always believed in youth, has given a new look to the Manchester United squad this season with an influx of youngsters over the last 12 months.
United now has a good blend of youth and experience. Preseason matches showed that the new-look team is gelling well together and seems to be heading in the right direction.
The Red Devils began their title defense as favorites and are unanimously considered the team to beat this season.
If United are to successfully defend their title, here are six Reds who will prove vital in doing so.