If Manchester United fans thought their heroes were up against it after their disappointing 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday night, they would have been doubly so after checking the fixture list and seeing that next up is a tricky away game against Newcastle United at St. James Park on Sunday.
United are currently experiencing their worst start to a campaign for thirty years, and, after Newcastle, come Liverpool, which will not be a pretty sight.
They could be staring a relegation battle in the face by Christmas.
Just last week, they found themselves pitted against Rochdale, a side from League One whose moment had come at the Theatre of Dreams, and who played their hearts out to claim a 1-1 draw, eventually going out on penalties after stunning the 55,000 crowd into a nervous silence.
They then lost 3-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers in their very next game.
And, what with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately trying to hang on to his job as manager during this terrible run of results, it's hard to see where United's next win is coming from. They managed to eke out a 0-0 Europa League draw with AZ Alkmaar in Holland last night, but the Norwegian knows that any more embarrassments might result in a managerial early bath.
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