Now the dust has settled on the Manchester derby we are left with the reality that its highly unlikely United will retain the Premier league trophy this season. Perhaps though , this could work out for the best in the long term.
No matter how much we want to win the fact is we will never win the league every year, its just not possible. To put things in perspective we have only been out of the top two twice in Premier League history, that is a staggering achievement in itself, to be able to rebuild team after team and still challenge for the title is pretty amazing, take Chelsea for example, look at them now in sixth place, yes they had a few good years on the back of Abramovich's millions but it hasn’t been sustainable and it wouldn’t surprise me if Man City go the same way after a few years.
Last season we won the league with 80 points and got the Champions League Final, dont get me wrong it was fantastic but for many this just papered over the cracks in midfield, despite investing in young players such as De Gea, Jones, Young most fans agree our center midfield is crying out for more players.
Scholes and Giggs are no longer 90 min full season players, Fletcher out with illness, Anderson injury prone, Cleverley injured most of the season, Pogba possibly leaving which leaves Carrick.
We normally react to not winning the league in a positive way, surely failure this season will force United to react in the transfer market again and invest in at least two quality young midfield players.... which can only a good thing in the long term.