The inquest will have already begun.
The planning will have already started.
The players will have been sighted.
The moves and the money will follow shortly.
Losing the Premier League title to Manchester City may herald one of the biggest shifts in strategy at Manchester United.
According to a story in the Daily Mail (http://bit.ly/JbpCmr) Sir Alex Ferguson wants to sign three Borussia Dortmund players.
Manchester United has already marked out attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, but this report says Fergie is also lining up moves for Poland striker Robert Lewandowski and Germany defender Mats Hummels.
Sir Alex was personally present to watch Dortmund’s 5-2 German Cup final win over Bayern Munich on Saturday night, where Lewandowski scored a hat-trick.
Lewandowski’s agent Maik Barthel was quoted in the report as saying: “I can confirm there is interest from Manchester United.”
The question right now on every one’s mind is which player is United going to bring in to match Yaya Toure.
Toure has been identified as the key behind City’s triumph.
In Nemanja Vidic, United can match Vincent Kompany, but what about in the centre of the park?
United would have to pay close on £50million for all three Dortmund players.