Things may look bleak at Old Trafford currently but don’t fear Red Devils fans.
The 3-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday effectively ended the slim hopes Manchester United had of defending their title.
The English champions have been cut adrift of leaders Arsenal by 14 points after 22 games and now look up at six sides ahead of them in the table.
It looks as if the Gunners, the Blues and Manchester City will be fighting to lift the crown, whilst Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are all realistic hopefuls for the final Champions League spot.
It all makes very disappointing viewing for United fans who have enjoyed over two decades of success under Sir Alex Ferguson, but here are five reasons the Red Devils can still reach fourth position.