After the sudden retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, United moved quickly to hire fellow Scot and former Everton manager David Moyes.
The 50-year-old certainly has big shoes to fill, and it is almost guaranteed that nothing but instant success is required from the United faithful.
And it just so happens that Moyes has a chance to win his first trophy at United as his new side takes on Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley.
But before that game however, there are more important matters to address. Even with Ferguson taking up a new position in the board room, there is still no guarantee that unsettled England striker Wayne Rooney will stay in Manchester long enough to play in Moyes' first match.
Ferguson, in his last week at Old Trafford, declared that Rooney had put in a transfer request, but a United spokesperson claimed: 'Wayne Rooney will not be leaving'.
Whether or not this will change is unclear, but it is certain that one of Moyes' first actions upon his arrival at Old Trafford will be to sort out Rooney's future.
The lack of trophies for Moyes is certainly a worry for the United faithful, even if he did get his former club, Everton to a FA Cup final and into the Champions League.
And all of that was achieved on a tight budget. United are known to spend their funds wisely, a policy that Ferguson used to great effect when purchasing his players, growing them, and then selling them on for a much higher price.
This is something that will be expected of Moyes upon his arrival, despite him being linked with bringing Everton favourites Leighton Baines and holding midfielder Fellaini with him to Old Trafford.
The partnership of Carrick and Fellaini is one which could prove to be solid, reliable and versatile too, but whether or not the transfers go through is down to Moyes coming in and hitting the ground running.
It goes without saying that United fans expect great things of Moyes, not just because of him being the successor to the great Scot Alex Ferguson himself, but because of the success that permanently surrounds Manchester United as a whole.
He possesses skills similar to that of his predecessor, and will need that kind of mentality to succeed at such a big club. United are expected to win the league year-in, year-out and compete for the Champions League trophy. Moyes has little, if not none, experience of either tasks.
Due to this, United have clearly taken a risk but if Moyes does win the league and gets to the semi-finals of the Champions League, it will have been a shot in the dark well taken by the United board and Sir Alex Ferguson, who was the man behind the whole appointment.
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