Last season Sir Alex was denied of almost all silverware apart from the Community Shield which came as a consolation compared to the Scot's prosperous reign at the club.
In response the club has signed a wealth of talent, the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Nick Powell, Angelo Henriquez, Alexander Buttner and also the club's most prolific signing of the summer Robin Van Persie, to add depth to their already versatile squad.
After losing the league title on goal difference, the second most embarrassing moment was Manchester United's crash from the group stage of the Champions League followed by a quick knockout from the Europa League, much to the agony of Sir Alex and club supporters worldwide.
The season has already begun with many interesting results but many fans all over the world were waiting in anticipation for another type of result, that is the result of this year's "Champions League group stage draw".
It has been quite a draw with Manchester City in the most toughest group along with Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund while Manchester United face by far the most easiest group in the entire competition this with Braga, Galatasaray and Cluj filling the remaining three slots in group H.
With such an easy group, many would expect Manchester United to cruise through to the qualifiers without a hassle but having experienced the misery of falling out of the group stages last season, it would be wise not to jump to any conclusions.
Last year, United did face a slightly tougher group compared to this year but other teams also had much tougher teams to face in their respective groups. All bets were in Manchester United's favour to go through to the qualifiers. But shockingly, some draws and losses in the group stage saw United crash out from the Champions League.
So who is to be blamed? The players? The Scot? In truth it all comes down to complacency creeping in just after one or two good results.The club underestimated their opponents when it really mattered and that is the reason for the European disaster.
So, coming into this year's Champions League games, with the club having added more talent in this summer's transfer window, it is left to see if Manchester United really step up to the plate and go all the way through to clinch the club's 4th Champions League title.
How do you expect United to get on with their draw?
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