The Scot is realistic about the fact some supporters will turn on him.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has spoken honestly about the fact that some fans will be impatient with him, but insists the club are still in the market for big players.
So far under the Moyes regime the Red Devils have signed just one new acquisition with the arrival of Uruguayan youngster Guillermo Varela.
Whereas Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City have already spent a lot of money on new talent, United are still being left frustrated in their bidding wars.
Yet Moyes remains positive about both the supporters’ reaction to the Scot and the club’s chances of attracting high profile names this summer.
“If you win one game folk will think you are good. If you lose one folk will think you are rubbish,” the 50-year-old was quoted on Sky Sports.
“You hope there is a little bit of sense and people understand where you are going. It is a big job. It is a new job. It will take time, as it would for anybody else.
“But Manchester United will always compete. One thing it has got is the history. It has got the name. It has got the success. That is a big pull for any player.”
The English champions have been in a long-term pursuit of Barcelona and former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas, with the Catalans having already turned down two United bids and the club deciding whether to make a third.
This will act as a frustration to Moyes but if the manager is actually as confident and relaxed as he makes out, the Premier League holders are surely in capable hands.