David Moyes complained prior to the season of some kind of conspiracy, with the Premier League handing Manchester United a tough set of fixtures to kick off with.
Even he could not have foreseen a start more frustrating than this, with United losing to Liverpool and getting thrashed by Manchester City, also failing to win at home to Chelsea.
The Scotsman did at least get the Champions League campaign off to a good start, winning 4-2 over Bayer Leverkusen in midweek.
United fans will do well to ignore the tongue-in-cheek #MoyesOut comments on Twitter and back the manager, as Sir Alex Ferguson pleaded in his outgoing speech at the end of last season.
That does not stop media commentators and opposing fans asking whether Moyes should even have been handed the job in the first place.
Moyes failed to win a single trophy in his time at Everton, and had never managed a team in the Champions League group stages prior to moving to United.
One who feels he is entirely undeserving of the opportunity to manage United is former Premier League striker John Hartson.
Hartson, 38, wrote on Twitter that he believes Moyes to be the 'luckiest man in football'.
Moyes gotta be the luckiest man in football to be in the Manchester United hotseat.. Someone please tell me what's he done?— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) September 22, 2013
His comments certainly won't please United fans, but we expect there will be plenty who agree with him.
Let us know what you think, is Moyes out of his depth?
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