There was certainly a point where we were better than then, but since that weíve sold all the better players and replaced them poorly with progressively worse recruitment choices.
Iíd have thought thatís pretty indisputable.
At end of 12/13 we needed better CMs and striker.
Summer 13 we signed McCarthy and Barry, replaced Fellaini with Barkley and got Lukaku.
Lukaku replaced (and more) Fellainiís goals and Barkley more suited to RM approach so easy to see why we improved from 6th to 5th.
From then it went rapidly down hill with aging players not replaced (Pienaar first up in summer 14) and others losing form along with the team in general.