Ryan Giggs is hoping Manchester United start to hit top form in the new year.
Although the Red Devils have pieced together a 10-match unbeaten run since their shock home defeat by West Brom in September, it does include matches against Southampton and Cardiff, when victory has been thrown away in the final minutes.
Even in Europe, where David Moyes' men have been more consistent, nothing has been sealed yet and should United lose against Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow, they could find themselves in a bit of trouble heading into their final game.
Such scrapes are nothing new for the Red Devils.
Even under Sir Alex Ferguson they tended to muddle their way through until after the Christmas period, when United usually started to pick up.
And, though a new man is at the helm now, Giggs, who celebrates his 40th birthday on Friday, sees no reason why the process should not be repeated.
"We've got off to a disappointing start," Giggs told talkSPORT.
"The last 10 or so games we haven't been too bad, but the game against Cardiff is one we should be winning.
"It's a crazy season, everyone seems to be beating each other. Only Arsenal have showed consistent form. They are up there and deservedly so.
"But we've been in so many title chases, and from our experience we know we've just got to hang in there while we are not playing at our brilliant best, and hopefully the form will come at the turn of the year.
"As long as we're thereabouts in January and get a run together, history shows we will have a great chance of winning the league."