Manchester United assistant manger Phil Neville says David Moyes' first season at Old Trafford has been a failure.
United have produced a limp defence of their Premier League title and are likely to miss out on qualifying for Europe next season altogether after a record six home defeats domestically.
Moyes has come under increasing pressure from United supporters despite guiding the club to the Champions League quarter final and Neville, who followed the Scot from Everton in the summer say they have suffered.
"We have not fulfilled any levels of expectations this season," Neville told BBC Sport.
"We have failed on the football pitch and that doesn't sit kindly with anyone. We are not hiding away from the fact that we have underperformed.
"It's been difficult watching other teams above us do well and to even look at a league table.
"I find it difficult to watch Match of the Day on Saturday night. I find it almost impossible because we've suffered this season."
Ahead of Moyes' return to Goodison Park on Sunday, United face fives games in order to achieve qualification for the Europa League, an achievement would represent scant reward for a torrid league campaign.
Moyes is expected to be given a good reception by Everton fans as United boss despite signing Maraoune Fellaini from his former side last summer and continually showing an interest in signing Leighton Baines.
"I went to see Everton (play) last Saturday at Sunderland, but I've not been back to Goodison this season," said Moyes.
"It's nearly a year since I left. I've just felt that it wasn't the right time to go back at this moment in time. Time is a big healer.
"I think there was animosity at the way we would have liked to have bought a couple of the players. But some Manchester United players go to Everton, so there is reverse."