The date is 1st August 2012, we are in the midst of a period of debt unheard of Manchester United history. The last remaining members of the class of 92 have retired, as has Edwin Van Der Saar due to age & Owen Hargreaves through injury.
In addition Michael Owen & Rio Ferdinand have left due to their age & high wages. Further to that there is no budget for the manager to spend & bring players in. This will mean a reliance on the United youth system to at least give the squad depth. Here is the playing squad that remains:
D De Dea (signed summer 2011)
R Da Silva
P Evra (Vice Capt)
F Da Silva
N Vidic (Capt)
Manager: SAF (retirement imminent)
Assistant: M Phelan
Coach: René Meulensteen
Reserves: OG Solskjaer
Is this the worse case scenario? If so I think we will still be able to be top 3, QF CL with a win in one of the two other cups. Of course this is beside the point, what the Glazers have done is wrong. However is there still hope for us to compete even in this dire financial times?