Sunderland new boy Yann M'Vila has apologised to the club's supporters in the Chronicle, after his side's poor start to the season.
The Black Cats are yet to win in the Premier League, and currently prop up the division having struggled to compete in a number of their matches.
Sunderland supporters have still backed the team at home and away, though, and M'Vila admits that he is disappointed the team haven't repaid them for their loyalty.
“I feel sorry and sad for the supporters," the Frenchman said. “The supporters were fantastic and we could hear them above all the Manchester United fans. They were giving us great encouragement.
“It’s sad for them and sad for the coach. I’m truly sorry that we haven’t won a match yet. Hopefully that can change against West Ham on Saturday and we show the hunger to get three points.”
M'Vila joined Sunderland on loan from Rubin Kazan over the summer transfer window, and there were high hopes for the impact he could make on Wearside.
However, his arrival does not seem to have sparked the Black Cats into life, as they have struggled ever since the start of the season.
M'Vila has made eight appearances for Dick Advocaat's side so far, and he has only tasted victory once for his new club.
That win came against League Two outfit Exeter City in the Capital One Cup, and only a big improvement in their performance levels will guide them up the table.