Sir Bobby Charlton is feeling the hurt as much as anybody else this morning, following our dreadful result against Liverpool yesterday.

However, looking on the bright side, he believes the pressure has been released, with the expectation of us being perfect no longer on our shoulders, and backs the manager to sort us out for next week.

“I think there was just a little bit of stress because we kept on winning matches,” said Charlton. “It helps to maybe turn the gas down a little bit and a lot of pressure’s maybe eased. I’m hoping we’re going to do better because of this result. It wasn’t a result anybody at Manchester United could be proud of but you have to say Liverpool played really well and deserved to win.”

Sir Bobby has backed the manager to turn things around following this dreadful result.

“He will make sure they get their confidence back,” he added. “It’s a bit of a blow – to lose four goals at home hasn’t been done for so many years. There’s bit of pride been hurt there, but I don’t think he’ll have to work too hard to rejuvenate them. But work he will. Getting to the end of the season, all matches are important. When the next one comes along next week I’m sure he’ll be ready for it.”