There surely can't have been people that imagined the start of the Moyes era to be worse than it has already been. It is therefore accurate to assert that life under the new boss has gotten off the worst possible start. Quite how we can sink further from this position is hard to fathom, but if this season has taught us anything it is not to underestimate how far off we can fall.
About the game, I really hope Stoke are the last side against whom we had a long unbeaten run. At the moment, those records have served to jinx us. Life ahead would be much better if we did not have another of those records to protect. It is however alarming that United cannot impose their game on teams anymore.
The play has been laboured all too frequently that it's a tad too easu to defend United attacks. Increasingly, it appears that more than the odd couple of players will have to make way in the summer. It is, succinctly puy, not good enough.
The result all but means that Champions League football is not an option next season. In all probability, we shall end the week 9 points behind Liverpool in 4th. Whereas the gap is not an impossible job to close, our consistency levels do not allow is to challenge.
Sometimes you are left wondering if we should cancel this season and start afresh. As we await to realise that dream, we'll be hopping for a reaction against Filham.