Manchester United still don't look themselves at the moment and Benfica were first-hand witnesses last night.
From a distance - barring the Huddersfield debacle - there seems to be very little wrong at Old Trafford but concerns over style of play and overall performances have been simmering away.
The cagey showing at Anfield after the latest international break sparked a sense of negativity that had already been been mooted upon the absence of Paul Pogba.
Nevertheless, the results have continued to filter through. There was an unbridled sense of joy and relief when Tottenham were put to the sword on Saturday with an own goal and penalty then proving the recipe for success in mid-week.
Jose Mourinho also did his bit to maintain the undercurrent of tension last night, though, when the awarding of a second spot kick led to him waiving away Romelu Lukaku's intentions.
The odd choice of Daley Blind eventually prevailed and scored.
And Dimitar Berbatov certainly wasn't impressed with Mourinho and even suggested that the Belgian should have snubbed his manager, taken the ball and assumed responsibilities.
He argued: "You have to say... Ok, I'm not going to say it [on live TV] but take the ball, push them away; 'This is my goal, I need to score. I need this because I need the confidence back'."
You can certainly imagine the man himself pulling it off and Berbatov was a constant source of entertainment as a pundit on BT Sport.
The Bulgarian plied his trade at the Theatre of Dreams between 2008 and 2012, never being too far from a goal with his typical nonchalance. He now takes up residence with the Kerala Blasters.
His entertaining personality has also transferred to his punditry with BT Sport even taking to Twitter to post a compilation of his best moments alongside Paul Scholes.
It's fair to say the opening clip, his reaction to Eric Bailly sparking penalty appeals, is simply class - take a look:
The incident was a shoulder-to-shoulder clash and, as a result, it's hard to argue with Berbatov in one sense but when you consider Pizzi was sent barrelling into the advertising hoardings, he may need more than a few bicep curls.
Besides, it's difficult to imagine Berbatov not going flying himself when a full-speed Bailly turns up on the scene.
Check out some of the reaction:
If that's the personality Berbatov brings to the screen as a pundit, BT Sport need him back and ASAP.
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