Since Sir Alex Ferguson's 27-year and 1,500 game tenure at Old Trafford, Manchester United embarked on an era of unrivaled success, dominating through two clear decades on a domestic level, attracting 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups and two Champions League trophies.
They even finished atop the division last year.
However, is that dominance now a thing of the past, something consigned to a mere memory?
United's North-East rivals Liverpool have not won the title since 1990, when it was the First Division rather than the Premier League and one Here Is The City reader, who was commenting on an article debating whether the current United side is the worst in 25 years, sent the following message in:
Gaz Smith: 'United have had a good run but now they are about to become Liverpool. Cheers David Moyes.'
United, seventh in the Premier League, are three places and six points behind Liverpool, who are able to brag the country's most devastating attacker - Luis Suarez - in their line-up.
United faced a humbling early exit from the FA Cup third round due to a 2-1 loss suffered to Swansea City at Old Trafford yesterday, Sunday.
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