John O'Shea fully expects Manchester United to end their disappointing away form soon rather than later.
United have slipped five points off the pace set by Chelsea in the Premier League after failing to win any of their four games on the road so far this season.
Saturday's goalless draw with Sunderland followed similar stalemates against Fulham (2-2), Everton (3-3) and Bolton Wanderers (2-2).
The Old Trafford club find themselves behind local rivals Manchester City in the table, but O'Shea doesn't expect the away-day blues to continue much longer.
"The away form has been disappointing but I can see that turning around very soon because of the quality and experience we have," he said.
"We won't know whether these draws are a concern until the end of the season.
"But at Manchester United, it has always been the case that if we draw two or three games it is a crisis, people say the empire is crumbling.
"We are used to that. It happens every season. It is about proving the critics wrong."