Match of the Day host Gary Lineker took to Twitter last week to call Manchester United 'ordinary'.
That was as they struggled to a 1-1 draw with Sunderland, but just a few days later he has apologised for the message, with what could be a large dose of sarcasm.
As United played out a 0-0 draw with Burnley in the first Premier League game of the weekend, Lineker tweeted the following:
"I think, in hindsight, I should issue an apology. Last week I said that MUFC were ordinary. I was clearly wrong. For that I am truly sorry."
So what did Lineker mean? Were the club he was watching now even worse than ordinary? After all, Louis van Gaal's side managed just seven shots and just two on target in 94 minutes of action.
And aside from debutant Angel Di Maria, they looked devoid of ideas against a resilient Burnley side who impress more by the week.
Whatever Lineker meant by his tweet, the simple fact is United are not the force they once were. In fact, they are about as far from it as it is possible to be.
Where once they were a dynamic, attacking side who refused to give up until the final whistle blew, now they are, well, a little worse than just ordinary. After all, ordinary teams win sometimes. But United cannot even currently do that.
I think, in hindsight, I should issue an apology. Last week I said that MUFC were ordinary. I was clearly wrong. For that I am truly sorry!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 30, 2014
Do you think Manchester United are less than ordinary now?