Manchester United’s Champions League dream ended in the Allianz Arena last night, as many had predicted it would.
David Moyes’ side went down to a 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on the night and a 4-2 defeat on aggregate, despite having led the tie twice through Nemanja Vidic’s first leg header, and a screamer from Patrice Evra in the second half last night.
The defeat in Germany all but bought an end to what has been a hugely disappointing debut season in charge for David Moyes.
Five Premier League games is all that remains, with the club sitting in seventh place, seven points behind fourth placed Arsenal.
Those facts mean Manchester United are almost certain to miss out on a place in Europe’s elite competition next season for the first time in 18 years.
Whilst it has been a season of doom and gloom at Old Trafford, United have reason to believe there are happier days ahead.
Here we have come up with five reasons that makes us believe their absence from the Champions League will prove a short lived affair.