Forget being a mere two points off the pace of the Premier League lead and holding a slim group-lead in the UEFA Champions League.
Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes says the Red Devils are far from their glory days when it comes to the chase for glory.
Moyes, recently fired by Real Sociedad, is likely still a bit sour after his brief run at Old Trafford ended without success.
“Whoever is manager was going to find it difficult. And I think they are going to find it difficult for quite a period to come as well,” Moyes told The Sun.
“I don’t think it’s a short-term job to get Manchester United back. I think there needed to be an overall change. It’s a tough job and I think it’s going to continue to be a tough job for a wee while yet.”
A worthy opinion, to be sure, but any difficulty in restoring one year’s worth of struggles to the world’s most popular brand is based more on the growth of other clubs than any United slippage.
Is it just me, or does Moyes sound as out of his depth in these comments as he was in replacing Alex Ferguson?