Is this really how far Manchester United have sunk?
Indeed, forget losing to Sunderland, forget getting knocked out of the Champions League group stages. United can't even beat FC Midtjylland.
That's no disrespect to the Danish side, who were good value for their win against Louis van Gaal's men.
But this is Manchester United. Are the club so well off financially that they just don't need to worry about football anymore? Surely their abject results and performances will affect the bottom line eventually?
Gary Lineker was one pundit left bewildered by just how 'poor' United have become.
It's hard to comprehend how poor Manchester United are at present.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 18, 2016
Stan Collymore, meanwhile, offered a similar verdict, although he is optimistic about their chances of qualifying for the next round.
Still expect #MUFC to go through over the 2 games but crikey, this has to be completely unacceptable for United? Terrible performance.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) February 18, 2016
Whatever boss Van Gaal says, it looks as though he's thrown in the towel at Manchester United. However confidently he speaks, he cannot seriously want to stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer if this is the best he can get out of his multi-million pound squad.