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Despite Struggles, There Is Hope For Red Devils Going Forward

Things have not gone well at Old Trafford this season. Manchester United sit 20 points back of league-leading Liverpool, despite an impressive record away from home this year. A woeful record at Old Trafford is one of the primary reasons rumors are already swirling about who will take over for David Moyes next season, with sites like putting together articles outlining potential replacements weeks ago.

The 2013/2014 campaign sees Man U sitting an uncharacteristic seventh in the table, with disappointing signings and club legends threatening to retire only adding to the drama surrounding the club and it’s manager.

Still, there is reason to be optimistic going forward. Even with a disappointing present, the future looks bright for United for a number of reasons.

First off, there is still talent on this team. Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie, when fit, are some of the best strikers in the Premier League. Liverpool has shown how to be successful with a pair of dangerous goal scorers up front this season, and Man U have the men in place already to replicate that. And while a number of long-time Devils such as Ryan Giggs and Nemanja Vidic on the way out after the season, there is incredible talent in the younger players on the club as well as in the youth academy. Losing experienced players hurts, but it also gives potential-loaded youngsters the chance to stamp their own signatures on the club.

The club also has money to burn. United has spent big money for big names before, and can do it again. Already they have put forth an offer to Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos that rivals what Manchester is paying Rooney. Even if they don’t land Kroos, expect the Red Devils to be active during the summer transfer window.

Perhaps most importantly, Manchester United is still Manchester United. They are one of, if not the premier name in the Premiership and hold a level of cache that attracts talent in a way few other clubs can. Whether it be a new manager or top players looking for a change, United is a top of the list destination for many in the football world.

While 2013/14 has been forgettable, it should prove the exception rather than the rule for Man U. For all the reasons above and more, there is hope for the immediate and distant future for this club. Now all fans can do is wait out the rest of the schedule and eagerly await next year’s clean slate.

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By RedManc

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