This season has been one of horrific proportions for Manchester United, Champions League defeat to reigning champions Bayern Munich extinguished any lingering embers of cup glory.
Never fear though, David Moyes' side can rise from the ashes and burn bright next time around, after all - this is Manchester United we are talking about.
Quite why the success under Sir Alex Ferguson has vanished completely, remains unclear. It might be best to just look back upon Moyes' maiden campaign as an anomaly.
It won't be long before the Red Devils are back at their annoying-good best; not long indeed; next campaign United can ride to Premier League glory.
I've compiled five reasons which will prove to be the spearhead as to how and why Manchester United will triumph next year.
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