OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is talking a good game.
Now he could desperately do with his team playing one.
Listen to the positive Manchester United boss and you could be forgiven for believing that all in the garden is rosy.
He insists they are playing well and heading in the right direction.
The problem is results and the subsequent league table suggest otherwise.
Nobody will be surprised if his injury hit side lose at home to Leicester today.
United have won just three of their last 16 games stretching back to last season.
Their last away win in the league was at the end of February.
They are damning statistics.
Of course Solskjaer is now on a rebuild having got shot of big name players like Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
In have come Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.
Yet the lack of depth in their squad and the unforgivable inability to bring in a striker this summer could be horribly exposed today against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City.
Anthiony Martial, Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw are all out injured.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka could miss out too with a back problem while Jesse Lingard had to withdraw from the England camp due to illness.
It could lead to an attack with a number nine who is not sure if he is a number nine in Marcus Rashford.
A 17-year-old making his Premier League debut in Mason Greenwood and a 21-year-old who was playing in the Championship last season in Daniel James.
Then there is Andreas Perreira who Solskjaer continues to have faith in despite the evidence in front of his eyes.
Of course one of Pereira or Greenwood could miss out with Juan Mata playing.
Mata has been a great player but at 31 he is not anymore and only signed on for this season in the summer.
Long gone are the days when Sir Alex Ferguson had to scratch his head to pick two from Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Teddy Sherringham and Solskjaer himself.
Welsh winger James has been the only real bright spark of the opening to the season for United scoring three in his first four games.
Score again today and he will be the first player to score in each of his first three games at Old Trafford since Solskjaer himself.
There has been little else to get excited about.
United legend Paul Scholes has said that United could forget about challenging for the title for the next two years.
That is being generous when you look at the upward trajectory of Manchester City and Liverpool.
Still, Solskjaer will insist United are on the right track back to the top.
Solskjaer said: “Paul knows what it is to be a Man United player and looking at the difference between us and City and Liverpool last year you don't expect us to challenge straight away.
“But he can see things are going in the right direction and we feel we're on the right track.”
It is convincing his own players and the majority of fans that is the problem.
After all there has to be a reason why David De Gea is not signing a new contract and it won’t be the cash with a deal worth around £350,000 a week on the table.
De Gea has been at the club eight years and been voted player of the season three times in the last five – he has won one title.
In the Champions League he has reached just two quarter-finals.
Yet this is someone who is regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world, or he was.
Still Solskjaer insists the glory days are just around the corner and De Gea should hang around at Old Trafford to enjoy them.
Solskjaer said: “He can see what we’re doing, and knows what we’re doing. We want players here, the best ones, and the ones we want most of the time stay.
“I am confident we will manage to convince David that here is the future for him. And it is a successful future, at a club that wants to get back to winning trophies.”
When Solskjaer refers to ‘what we are doing’ he is talking about building a young hungry team, that plays exciting football.
At 28, however, how long can De Gea hang around waiting for that to come to fruition, if indeed it ever does.
After all this is hardly the class of ’92.