Unless Sir Alex Ferguson is once again involved in the search for United's next manager, and to be honest, given how this last appointment turned out, the rest of the board might just temper his influence somewhat, the club will be able to cast their net far and wide to find the very best young, hungry, and importantly, most suitable manager for the football club.
Aside from the trophy laden but ageing Louis van Gaals of this world and the United schooled but unproven Ryan Giggs or Nicky Butt, one name sticks out from the crowd.
Jurgen Klopp transformed a struggling Dortmund side that had been languishing in the bottom half of the Bundesliga into title winners within three seasons of taking charge at the Westfalenstadion. His brand of relentless attacking football, so similar to classic conceptions of the best Premier League sides, has brought forth a whole host of outstanding young German and Polish footballers, many of which have been linked to United over the last couple of years.
The way in which he injected belief and an eagerness to influence games on the Dortmund players he kept at the club, while bringing in players seemingly destined to fulfil their vast potential such as Neven Subotic, Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan, Sven Bender and current United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, is exactly the thing that is missing at Old Trafford. There are plenty of good players and promising youngsters at United that just need the right guidance to become a force in the Premier League once more. The astute sprinkling of potential world class players that Klopp seems able to activate at leisure would also ensure no more flops on the scale of Marouane Fellaini. Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have all been expensive signings for Klopp, but hugely successful ones.
Gundogan and Reus are just two of Dortmund's current crop that have been on United's transfer shortlist, and the arrival of Klopp would make a move for them, or any other of the Black and Yellows first teamers that little bit more attractive.
Still in his mid 40's and just a year older than Ferguson was when he arrived from Scotland, Klopp should be able to squeeze out another 25 years of top level management, and his affable and media friendly personality would ensure he was a media darling here in the UK.
With Klopp rumoured to be in the minds of Arsenal chiefs were Wenger to depart the club, something that is likely to happen within the next four to five years, if not sooner, anyone interested in the former Mainz boss would be advised to get him in quick rather than lose him to a rival for years to come.