Manchester United's trophy room is set to lay bare for the 2013/14 season, with the Red Devils in no condition to win any trophy this season.
When Sir Alex Ferguson unplugged his hairdryer for the final time, spat his final piece of chewing gum into the bin and made his long trek upstairs, he took with him not only United's title aspirations, but their divine right for any trophy this season.
Manchester United have looked awful throughout this term. Supporters can be as defensive as they want, however there is no escaping that against City, Liverpool, West Brom and most recently Everton they failed to keep the ball out of their goal and couldn't put it in the opposition's either, with all turning out to be disappointing losses.
As the disastrous results continue to roll out, United fans are slowly struggling to defend the performances of late; with many starting to turn their anger at flailing manager David Moyes, with it looking like he is way to far out of his depth.
But although he may be partly to blame, it is the players who should take the majority of the negative criticism. Robin van Persie just can't get off of the medical table, Ashley Young can't find his feet (literally). the defence can't stop leaking the goals and the whole squad looks very shaky at this moment in time.
Manager David Moyes has looked out of his depth so far this season. It should be said that when Ferguson was in charge, Manchester City came back from around five points to win the title, although that was over half of United's deficit.
Weirdly, this is the same group of players who looked pretty spectacular under boss Ferguson and won the league very comfortably last season. United may have stayed pretty much the same, however their top five rivals spent just over £349m between them.
The Red Devils sit 12 points behind Arsenal in ninth place at the moment - which is just not good enough. At the mid-point in the season, if they are going to be title rivals, it is a too big gap to bridge. It can be done, although after so many pointless losses already this season it remains questionable if Moyes is the right man to lead Manchester United.
I do believe that it won't only be the Premier League that United will miss out on, though. I honestly don't think they will pick up a trophy. After all, they have not won the League Cup for three years or the FA Cup for a very very long time. The Champions League has already been all but ruled out by Moyes, and rightly so.
Perhaps it may need Ferguson to return to the frame as his assistant or to even play manager once again to get the Red Devils back on track? One cannot be sure; Moyes needs a fair chance, however Manchester United's current form is totally unacceptable and at the moment are nowhere near Champions or trophy winners to that extent.
It is fair to say that United have been unlucky this season, however their poor form which would have received the 'hairdryer' treatment under Ferguson, has been overlooked.
Anything could happen - feel free to disagree with me - but nobody can deny that United been terribly shoddy so far this season.
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