It’s tough times for Manchester United fans right now.
They are really going through it.
Well, suck it up and smile, brasse. That’s just how it is in football.
For the longest time - from 1993 to 2013 to be exact - the Red Devils dominated the English game with Alex Ferguson at the helm.
They won 25 major titles during those 20 years of supremacy, including 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns and the legendary 1999 treble.
Without doubt, they could lay claim to being the biggest club in the world.
You could even forgive United fans for being so entitled if they weren’t so damn entitled.
Red Devils worshippers smaak to whine about Liverpool fans bragging about European Cups and a Prem title over the last three seasons, but that was you manne for the last quarter of a century.
You mense were [email protected] annoying. But you aren’t brekking these days, are you?
Since Fergie retired eight years ago, though, United haven’t been great at winning stuff.
These days they can’t even lay claim to being the best team in their own neighbourhood, nevermind the world.
In fact, Fergie’s successors have collected just three trophies, putting them behind Manchester City (11), Chelsea (7), Liverpool (4) and Arsenal (4) when it comes to the silverware stakes.
And it could be a while before United start winning anything with the club seemingly in meltdown this week.
In the three years under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they haven’t been far from disaster.
Many times, we’ve seen #OleOut trending when the going gets tough.
But things have never been as bad as they are right now.
Three weeks ago, Liverpool gave them a varkie at Old Trafford.
And last weekend, Manchester City strolled to a 2-0 derby win. City could easily have scored a vrag more goals if goalkeeper David de Gea wasn’t having a good game.
The Spaniard has been United’s saviour so many times in the past, having been their player of the season for four of the last eight years.
But like so many players at Old Trafford, he is nowhere near his best.
Apart from a paar Cristiano Ronaldo specials in the Champions League, no one has been taking the game by the scruff of the neck and inspiring this span.
And the knives are out for every single player Ole picks, while the players on the bench are being hailed as the better options.
Luke Shaw looks verdwaal, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Fred have been savaged by legends Roy Keane and Paul Scholes.
90s hero Paul Parker took aim at captain Harry Maguire, saying he must give up the captaincy.
And the stories this week coming out of the training ground are shocking, manne. Yoh.
I read that Ole plans to turn 70m winger Jadon Sancho into a wingback and that the players can’t understand why Donny van de Beek doesn’t get a kans.
Bruno Fernandes reckons Ole needs to give a clear direction and if United don’t qualify for European competition next season, “Mr Champions League Ronaldo” will put in a transfer request.
One man who definitely looks like he is on his way out is Paul Pogba - the World Cup-winning midfielder no United coach seems to be able to get the best out of.
Even Rio “Ole’s at the Wheel” believes it’s time for his old pal Ole to vang n lange now, with the Norwegian taking the club nowhere slowly.
Especially with Ole packing up his bags and taking the week off.
While United’s top management has remained quiet about their support for the under-fire coach, you do get the feeling that it’s only a matter of time now before he paks en waais for good.
It’s got to hurt fans that they don’t even taunt Ole with the regular “You’re getting sacked in the morning” or “You don’t know what you’re doing”.
Everyone, bar United fans, want him to stay.
It’s rough. We’ve all been there. With you manne houing dik with “Glory, Glory Man United”.
Now your span is binne in their glory and forgive us all for having a lekker lag at your expense.