From joy to despair within a matter of days for United after a below par performance at Everton.
It all looked ever so rosy at the weekend with the signing of Robin Van Persie set the make the difference in the title race, only to be left on the bench for the season opener.
Nobody can complain about the result as the reds were outfought, outrun and outplayed for long spells of the match.
Yes there were promising moments and decent passages of play, especially through the middle with debutant, Shinji Kagawa linking well with Paul Scholes – but ultimately, what was seen as a tricky fixture, turned out to be just that.
In transfer news, Sir Alex has signed a left back to play as understudy to Patrice Evra. Surprisingly, it isn’t Leighton Baines.
Young Dutchman, Alexander Buttner has joined the club from Vitesse Arnhem for a fee believed to be £3.9m.
Sir Alex has described Buttner as one of the best young left backs in Europe and stated that United had been watching him for some time.
We welcome the speedy full back to Manchester United and look forward to seeing what he can do.
More exciting news off the pitch with fan’s favourite, Danny Welbeck signing a new four-year deal with the club.
Having joined United as a school boy, Sir Alex has rewarded the striker after an impressive season last year.
Loyalty in football is always pleasing to see; cheers Danny. However, this leads me to ex-red, Zeki Fryers.
Fryers was said to have been offered a contract of £1.5k per week by United, but turned it down as he felt he could get more money and first team opportunities elsewhere.
Due to the contract laws surrounding youth players, it seems United would be due around £6m in compensation, should Fryers join a side playing in England; a fee nobody seems willing to pay.
I speak for the majority when I wish Zeki Fryers the best of luck sitting on the bench, abroad for a season, in an average league, but earning lots of money.
There must have been something in the water, as Fryers was the third player from that crop of talented youth players, who feels he could better himself by being away from the club. Well, I guess it worked well for Ravel Morrison… Oh, hang on…