After what looked like a fairly promising run in pre-season, hopes were high among Manchester United fans that the club could make a push for the top four this season.
Two games in, that already looks like a pipe-dream.
The matches against Brighton and Brentford were a stark reminder of where the team is currently at, being thoroughly outplayed on both occasions as they shipped two convincing defeats.
A top four push looks all but impossible with the squad as currently constructed, with Gary Neville recently suggesting that a bottom half finish is certainly a possibility.
Some believe it could get even worse than that.
Willie Morgan feels Manchester United could be relegated
While the prospect of Manchester United being relegated from the Premier League seems unimaginable, they did experience something similar in the past.
Despite being only six years removed from a European Cup triumph and having a star studded squad, the club would be relegated at the end of the 1973/74 season.
Willie Morgan was the captain of that side, and speaking to The Sun, he said that the current Manchester United team could well suffer a similar fate.
They say no one’s too good to go down and that old adage certainly applies to the current bunch of players.
The alarm bells have got to be ringing around Old Trafford because we went down and we were a better team than this lot now. We had better players, a togetherness that bonded us and a real camaraderie but still came a cropper.
We made the mistake of feeling we were too good to go down at first but we got unlucky with injuries and had lots of bad luck.
The current lot really are pathetic — they aren’t as good as we were so they’ll be praying that Lady Luck doesn’t turn against them...
It’s too early to say the current team are in a relegation fight because we’re only two games in but they need to get their act together and do it quickly...
The Glazers clearly know nothing about football. If they weren’t clueless why else would the club get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and bring in the interim Ralf Rangnick.
And then they make matters worse by hiring someone (Erik ten Hag) who seems more like a below-average school teacher than a football manager.
He’s hasn’t got that air of a manager in no way whatsoever. He hasn’t got a clue. He’s got no authority...
The way he’s faffing around with Cristiano Ronaldo is a joke. I don’t blame Ronaldo for not wanting to play with this shower...
If we went down, God forbid, I don’t think we’d come back for a while.
Despite their disastrous start to the season, you'd imagine that Manchester United are highly unlikely to be involved in a relegation battle this season.
Considering the current unrest among their supporters, you could only imagine what the reaction would be if they found themselves in the bottom three later in the campaign.