Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince believes they are making no progress under Ralf Rangnick as of yet.
The Red Devils suffered a humiliating home defeat on Monday against Wolves in the Premier League.
The away side won the game 1-0, their first win at Old Trafford since the 1980s.
Asked about Rangnick’s work so far, Ince told Sky Sports: “If I’m being totally honest, then no [progress made].
“It reminds me of when Ole first took over at Manchester United and he had an easy fixture list – Cardiff, teams like that – and it came off the back of a (Jose) Mourinho team where the players didn’t really like Mourinho and the atmosphere was hostile.
“Ole came in, had a great fixture list to go into, changed the system, changed certain things, made it a happy camp and they started winning games.”
“I think we all got hoodwinked into the fact that this was the way forward and we were making progression. I get that same feeling now.
“The fixture list that Ralf has come into is the perfect fixture list for any manager managing a big club like Manchester United. The performances have been absolutely – apart from the Palace one at home – they’ve been bang average, they really, really have.
“If you could ask any Manchester United fan sitting there now who knows about football, do you see a progression in the development of what we have seen over the last five games? – you actually have to say no.
“Do you see Ralf being the manager come the end of the season? The answer on the basis at this moment – and it is early doors – you’ve got to say no.
“I’m not sure if this job is a poisoned chalice. It’s the biggest job in the world, the biggest club in the world, but it’s like a poisoned chalice.”