It is evident that new Manchester United boss David Moyes is finding life difficult at the club since taking over from the retired Sir Alex Ferguson.
Such a difficult start to the new season has already seen speculation about his future begin.
Apart from Belgian international Marouane Fellaini, the Red Devils failed in their bids to bring in any high-profile signings, as transfer targets such as Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines and Ander Herrera were all tied down to their respective clubs.
United, having endured their worst start to a season for 24 years, have lost three of their opening six games in the Premier League, losing two of them to main rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
Wherever the problems seem to be lying, Moyes needs to quickly find a winning formula which will put together consecutive wins and one that will lift the players' spirits.
Despite having reaffirmed numerous times that he was very pleased with the players he has at his disposal, there is a slight hint that this now may not be the case.
Following the abject 2-1 defeat to Steve Clarke's West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Moyes was quoted as saying: "To win the Champions League, you need five or six world-class players.
"Look at Bayern Munich, they have it. Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past and Real Madrid, who have maybe got it now. That's the level you have to be at to win it. We've not got that yet but what we have got is experience."
United will be looking to redeem themselves in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena on Wednesday and failing to do so will undoubtedly increase the pressure on Moyes.