It has been a difficult few weeks for Manchester United both on and off the pitch, but former striker Dimitar Berbatov has delivered some much-needed perspective in the wake of their defeat to Brighton last weekend.
It has been a turmoil-ridden summer for Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho seeming to make the headlines on a daily basis for all the wrong reasons.
Whether it be his whining about a lack of transfers, his fall-outs with his players, or even just the miserable defensive style of football that his team offers up, it seems that all is not right at Old Trafford.
Then, last week’s defeat to Brighton only saw the negativity surrounding the Red Devils intensify, although former United number 9 Dimitar Berbatov has urged fans not to overreact to what was merely just one defeat:
“It’s not been a good week for Manchester United and now they have a tough fixture to get through, but I really don’t think we can – or even should – pass judgement on my old team yet,” the Bulgarian told Betfair.
“I didn’t expect the defeat at Brighton. No-one did.
“United didn’t play well and they lost because Brighton wanted it more than them, simple as that.
“That’s not a good thing but please don’t overreact to one defeat so early in the season.
“The positive thing about the defeat is that it’s still only the second game of the season so there is a long way to go.
“I remember losing our second game in 2009/10, 1-0 at Burnley, and we finished second that season, one point behind Chelsea.
“Nobody was crying after that defeat. Sir Alex (Ferguson) was always calm. We beat Wigan 5-0 away from home in the next game and won eight in a row.”