Manchester United's struggles seem to worsen with every passing week.
Injuries are piling up and the football on the pitch is an insipid as ever, with the Red Devils scoring just nine goals in eight Premier League games this season.
Sunday's 1-0 loss to Newcastle has left United just two points above the relegation zone and it's hard to see any positives right now.
Even the club's blossoming academy is currently unable to shine any rays of hope on the situation.
The likes of Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and Brandon Williams have all featured in recent weeks due to the club's injury crisis.
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Greenwood has been the pick of the bunch, scoring the winner against Astana in the Europa League and scoring against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
But with the rest of the team struggling and the likes of Chong mirroring his senior teammates' form, positivity is hard to come by.
And even the United coaching staff have taken off their rose-tinted glasses - if indeed they were wearing them - as they're concerned with how the current state of the club will impact the youngsters.
A report from Simon Stone of the BBC details that behind-the-scenes, there is a belief that the idea of losing is becoming all to common.
Stone writes: "Behind the scenes, United's coaching staff know they are asking too much of Greenwood, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Brandon Williams."
The fear is United's youngsters will get so used to losing, it will become a hard habit to break.
Coaching staff at the club have apparently cited Chelsea's exciting English trio of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori as examples of why United's crop of youngsters may suffer.
All three have been loaned out on numerous occasions to better understand the demands of elite-level English football, while also coping with different dressing room environments.
All Greenwood, Chong, Gomes, Williams and others know is the current United setup, one which is failing drastically.
The pressure on the Red Devils' youth may either make or break their careers at the club.News Now - Sport News