Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named his side to stop the rot against Everton on Saturday, asManchester United attempt to prevent their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.
The Red Devils will be worse off than they were after seven games last season should they fail to beat the Toffees, having suffered a dismal defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League in midweek.
However, they will be attempting to turn their fortunes around without Mason Greenwood and Donny van de Beek, after the former was not named in the squad and the latter was listed among the substitutes.
There had been rumblings in the build up to Saturday's game that Greenwood would not feature against Everton after not being seen at the team hotel - but that didn't necessarily mean anything...
Turns out, it did.
Van de Beek was one of the few players to have come away from the Turkish capital with any credit, but he was once again left on the bench in the Premier League.
Juan Mata was favoured in midfield - despite his error in Istanbul - alongside the more defensive minded duo of Fred and Scott McTominay.
Another tactical masterclass perhaps?
Not what most people thought.
Fortunately Solskjaer's team selection then had its thunder royally stolen...