Possibly the worst weekend in the history of mankind. Potentially, there are truly horrific consequences to the recent run of results. The despicable Chelsea could win a double, City could finish fourth and we could well be up against it in the derby next Saturday. Possibilities like this make me quiver, but there are still reasons to be cheerful.
Some if not all of the above is likely to happen but, believe it or not, fundamentally all is well in the footballing universe. Despite the fact I feel like a rusty sabre has been plunged through my spleen - good is still triumphing over evil. Pompey are in the cup final, Messiâ€™s Barca beat Ronaldoâ€™s Real and Liverpool are floundering. Those are crisp facts to cling to for lovers of the game.
In some respects it may be better for us not to win the league this year. With Ronaldoâ€™s sale and the fact nobody has ever won four on the run I was highly sceptical it could be done anyway.
If the trophy were being walked down Sir Busby Way in a month then â€śit ainâ€™t brokeâ€ť noises would start coming out of the boardroom and people might listen to them. The single most important thing to Manchester United at present is to change the ownership. No question about it.
Winning trophies is important for sure, but keeping the soul of the club intact is imperative. This way, I can see the fan-base spending the summer tracking the moves of the Red Knights, and the groundswell of support behind their bid gaining momentum.
The team also needs quite a bit of rebuilding. Investments need to be made throughout the spine of the team. I believe Fergie has worked wonders to get what he has out of the squad this term but front to back we need rejuvenation.
You may think I am conceding that all is lost now, I am not, merely stating that even rain clouds this big have silver linings too. As fans of this club we have been spoilt by Fergieâ€™s bloodthirsty quest for silverware, but we want the club to still be there when the old fella does start to call it a day. In light of that we need to concentrate on this change of ownership now.
With United you can be sure there will still be twists to come. Do I expect this team to meekly play out the rest of the season? Not on your Nellie. Come on City, letâ€™s see what youâ€™ve got.