Through nearly a full third of the Premier League season, the Red Devils are seven points off Arsenal's leading pace and (perhaps more shockingly) languishing in sixth place in the table.
Per Gabriele Marcotti of ESPNFC.com, United full-back Patrice Evra made his feelings known about United's present form in remarkably blunt fashion: "We didn't show enough of Manchester United the way we played. We didn't deserve more than a draw."
As though United need any more distractions, Nani's status again seems to be in flux.
Watch this space for fresh updates all this week as we track the latest rumours surrounding the Portuguese winger with the January transfer window getting ever nearer.