Twenty points behind and it could be more
Manchester United's fall from grace has been catastrophic in this season of utter despair.City lead the table on eighty points and could conceivably end up 26 ahead of us so bad have we been.
Not in anyone.'s worse nightmare can we have anticipated how low we have fallen in nine months of what has been, a total,collapse when other have performed so admirably as we have staggered from one set back to another.
The welcome elimination of the Moyes factor have us a glimmer of hope that Giggs could at least see us through to the end with a strong of victories,but even that has now fallen flat with another gutless effort yesterday afternoon .
A seventh place finish is not what anyone could have anticipated when Moyes replaced Ferguson last July but that's the likely scenario now after the asunder.and debacle.
Assuming van Gaal is officially anointed this coming week,he will hopefully waste little time in confirming at least one or two of the deals we are led to believe Moyes and Woodward were closing in on before he gives his full attention to his World Cup commitments with Holland.
There may be an unpleasant shock in store for one or two of the dead legs we have put up with for far too long as well,and others who are ready to be consigned to the equivalent of football's knackers yard.
Age and an inability for some to ever reach the standards expected of them will see the winds of change literally howling through the corridors of Old Trafford .
And not before time too