After their miserable and bad-tempered 2-0 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage yesterday, last year's Premier League champions Manchester United were forced to face the grim reality that their title might just be slipping away from them.
United, not helped by the sendings-off of Paul Scholes for handball on the line, and Wayne Rooney for petulance, were under the cosh for much of the game, and were described by some pundits as "rubbish".
This morning, fans of every other club in England are waking up with smiles on their faces as they realise the race for the title is back on. United supporters, however, are taking the Mothers' Day opportunity of staying in bed for an extra hour after the horrorshow.
One United fan has even gone so far as to suggest a new badge for the team in their new-found guise of garbagemongers.
Donald Skoob, of Salford, has come up with the ingenious idea that, as United are currently playing rubbish, then their badge should reflect this. Skoob said:
"After not conceding a goal for 51 hours, United's defence have now gone AWOL, and face a veritable avalanche every time they run out onto the pitch. With this in mind, I have designed a new badge to represent their current form. I've not seen them play as rubbish as this since they were relegated to the old Second Division in 1974. Pure shite!"
The proposed new logo can be seen above.