For the past two years, Manchester United have been accused of not having a team capable of competing in the Champions League.
Under Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils reached the final of Europe’s premier club competition in 2011 and won the Premier League title in 2013.
But there was a lingering suspicion that in the past couple of years United have not done enough to strengthen their squad and make themselves good enough to compete against the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
But has it changed now with the summer arrivals of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao? The following picture seems to suggest so.
United are not competing in the Champions League this season, but hypothetically their attack should be able to match (or at least come close to) some of the finest in Europe.
Di Maria and Falcao are world-class players, while despite his dip in form since last season Juan Mata remains a superb attacking midfielder.
Wayne Rooney seems to be struggling at the moment, but his talent and effort is undeniable. As for Adnan Januzaj, the 19-year-old is one of the finest young players in Europe. Then there is Robin van Persie, who when not injured remains a class finisher.
Of course, Madrid have a much better defence than United’s and also have a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, while Barcelona’s Lionel Messi remains the world’s best player (overall) - but with their current attacking line-up United can compete with the two Spanish giants and even beat them.
On paper, the players wearing numbers 7-11 at United do form a fearsome attacking force. How they perform on the pitch remains to be seen.