Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are in "a different era" as he believes there will be more "ups and downs" in their attempt to build a side ready to challenge for trophies.
United continued their struggles last night when they visited AZ Alkmaar, playing out a goalless draw against the Dutch side in the Europa League as their winless away run stretched to 10 games in all competitions.
And Solskjaer, whose side do not possess the fear factor anymore, is confident he can turn their current fortunes around.
"We're not in the 90s now so it's a different era, a different group that we're building. We know there are going to be ups and downs," he said as Sky Sports reported.
"I don't know what opponents think of us. I just know that sometimes when you walk off games we're not doing bad.
"Sometimes there's a gap. I've felt that a couple of times but not very often. I can't think about what anyone else is thinking about us. We're working to improve and that's what we have to do."