We constantly hear that United are one of the biggest clubs in the world — which there is little doubting of, but there are many clubs that are huge right now. There are a lot of hipster clubs that arguably have better squads and play better football and in general it seems fashionable to slate United. Are we still in the Real, Barca, Bayern echelon? Is 5 years of relative mediocrity, and 10 years since having the best team in the world enough for us to slip down a few levels? I always wondered what the true thoughts of our opponents are? After the banter stops, objectively speaking? Also, input from United fans is appreciated; - where do you think we currently stand in the game?