Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokingly retorted "I was losing my job yesterday" after his side beat West Ham.
Solskjaer is under massive pressure to secure silverware this season with a stacked squad giving him no excuses for failure.
The Norwegian boss broke his run of losing in four straight semi-finals last season but United still finished runners-up in the Premier League and Europa League.
Another trophy-less campaign would heap further pressure on him, and cracks began to show after just their first loss against Young Boys last week.
Following the win over the Hammers the baby-faced assassin was asked about a title challenge, to which he responded: "You're not going to get me on that one now.
"It's five games into the season. I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. That's the way it is at Man United.
"We deserved three points. It's a hard place to come, here. Hopefully these points can make a difference. Let's see [about the title] when we get towards April and May."
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Solskajer was criticised for his in-game management as United slipped to defeat in their first Champions League game of the season.
He substituted Cristiano Ronaldo, which drew the ire of the Red Devils fanbase, and switched to a back five as the 10 men defended their slender 1-0 lead.
The introduction of Raphael Varane for Donny van de Beek at half-time did not work at all as United conceded twice and left Switzerland empty handed.
Club legends Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Peter Schmeichel all questioned Solskjaer's handling of the match.
United were heading towards more dropped points in the Premier League at the London Stadium until Jesse Lingard found the top bins with a sweet late strike.
David de Gea denying Mark Noble's last minute penalty earned them their fourth win of the season, taking them up to third in the table with 13 points out of a possible 15.
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