Manager David Moyes insists Manchester United will turn around their depressing start to his tenure.
Installed as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor amid much fanfare this summer, Moyes has presided over a troubled transition so far.
Hammered by Manchester City, then stunned on home soil by West Brom at the weekend, the defending Premier League champions have slithered into the bottom half of the table, experiencing their worst start to a campaign since 1989.
Yet Moyes remains defiant.
In the knowledge senior figures with the Red Devils, not least Sir Bobby Charlton and Ferguson, who recommended his appointment, will ensure he gets the time needed to implement his plans, Moyes spoke with an air of certainty ahead of Wednesday night's tricky encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk.
"I have been in situations very similar to this at my old clubs Everton and also at Preston," he said.
"You get on and you do the right things. I haven't changed what I have done. I will continue to do that.
"The results will come. I have no doubt about that."
Moyes was not in particularly expansive mood.
From the same press conference desk Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin offered to take a journalist outside for a "man-to-man chat" during Euro 2012, he could not be said to be friendly either.