For all Manchester United fans, this must be a very tough time. We've been beaten comprehensively against oppositions we should have dominated, picked up one point instead of all three and, let's all be honest, Lady Luck hasn't been smiling in our direction.
We can fit a playing 11 in our treatment table and kick about with three five-a-side teams. Sir Alex isn't growing younger, and all the other teams in the English Premier League will relish playing against a wounded and weary team such as ours.
This isn't the best time we're going through, I'll be very honest, but there's one thing that I have no qualms about, and that is the future. While it sounds easy to be optimistic about the youth coming through the side and the addition of young blood via the Carling Cup, there are some things which we've been overlooking in the past few weeks when things haven't really been going our way.