Sir Alex Ferguson has once again worked wonders to get his Manchester United team clear at the top of English football once again, but the next few months are vital for the Red Devils if they are to hold off their rivals.
Manchester City are going to spend big this summer. Roberto Mancini will want to reshape his lacklustre side and a number of high profile additions are on the cards, leaving Sir Alex with the task of ensuring United don’t fall behind again.
Some would say that the champions don’t have much room for improvement after this season but that’s not the case. A poor showing in both of the domestic trophies as well as in the Champions League will give the squad and the management the incentive they need to continue to improve this summer.
Whether it be losing a key player or simply failing to replace someone, what are the five nightmare scenarios that Manchester United need to avoid this summer. We have outlined them in our bitesize top 5 countdown.