League titles and many nights of European glory, yes but apart from that?
The Red Devils’ home is an intimidating place.
The formation of the Scottish Professional Football League is not going to solve all the problems of the game.
30 years ago Jim McLean refused to allow agents over the doorstep at Tannadice when he ruled the roost at Dundee United.
If the 1980s had been cursed by the tragedies of Heysel, Hillsborough and Bradford and blighted by the escalation of hooliganism, the 90s were to see English football reborn.
Long before fans’ favourite Gordon Strachan stepped into the breach and took control of our national squad we knew in our heart of hearts that the dice were loaded against us.
Tragic events and the terrifying rise in hooliganism would change the sport forever.
A ball hasn’t been kicked yet, but I’ll be surprised if Alan Pardew sees out the season.
Where do you start trying to work out what’s happened at Newcastle United in the past week?
Out of sight, yet not out of mind.
Anyone revelling in the misery being endured by Hearts is missing the bigger picture.