Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes talk of a crisis at Old Trafford is overblown.
Schmeichel has no doubt the club will ride through their present difficulties.
The champions have lost their last three matches, compounding a tough start to life this season under new manager David Moyes.
The Scot is facing criticism with his team seventh in the Barclays Premier League, out of the FA Cup and trailing after the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final - but Schmeichel expects them to come good.
The Dane, a member of the United side that ended a 26-year wait for a league title in 1993, told Press Association Sport: "Any football club, any person, any human being alive goes through adversity.
"The art of living life is to recover from that and respond to any challenges being thrown at you.
"This football club is living proof of that. Whatever is thrown at it, it always bounces back, it always recovers.
"We were in the team that hadn't won the championship for so many years.
"It was really difficult to get over the line for the first time but eventually we got there.
"That had taken 26 years - but the club is in a different place now. The players have not become bad players overnight and I like the manager.
"We have just gone through an unfortunate spell and I am sure we will recover."
Schmeichel was speaking at Old Trafford at a promotional event for the club's new global spirits partner, Aperol.
United have announced a new sponsorship agreement with the Italian brand which will run until the end of the 2016-17 season.
Schmeichel was joined by former team-mate Denis Irwin, who also feels United's luck will turn soon.
United host Swansea this weekend in a repeat of last week's FA Cup third-round tie, which the Welsh side won 2-1.
Irwin, who won seven titles with United, said: "It is a big game.
"We have obviously been through a tough time in the last month or so but you just feel, as David Moyes says, we need a little bit of luck to go our way and we can get up and running again.
"There is no doubt it has been a tough month and we need to start winning.
"We are obviously in a battle to get as many points as possible.
"It is difficult to put a target on where we can go from here but the main thing is to start winning again and get up and running."
Manchester United - January transfer targets
Manchester United - January transfer targets
Bayern Munich defender Dante would be interested in a move to the Premier League according to his agent - and United have been monitoring him. His current club could yet convince the defender to stay however.
2/21 Alberto Herrera
United tried to sign the Athletic Bilbao midfielder in the summer but his botched signing rather summed up their ineffective dealings in the transfer market. With a £30m release clause, he remains an available, if perhaps slightly pricey, option in January.
3/21 Mario Mandzukic
An old-fashioned target man, Mandzukic has been linked with a move to United recently after Bayern signed Robert Lewandowski. However, Lewandowski won't arrive until the summer - meaning United might have to wait.
4/21 Will Hughes
Will Hughes has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United boss David Moyes after a series of superb performances have catapulted Derby County into the upper reaches of the Championship.
There is no doubt that midfield is the area most in need of reinforcements for David Moyes and another man linked with an Old Trafford switch is Colombian international Guarin. Valued at around £15m, the Inter Milan man's versatility would undeniably improve things for the Red Devils.
6/21 Bilal Basacikoglu
Bilal who, you might ask, but the young Turkish winger is an emerging star at Dutch side Heerenveen and a player to catch the eye of David Moyes. Aged just 18, he may be a player more for the future than to immediately turn United's fortunes around.
7/21 Steven Defour
For many years the Belgian was linked with a move to Old Trafford and having been a target of Moyes' at Everton, the midfielder could very well be the man brought in to improve things for United. Played for Porto recently against Atletico Madrid in a match watched by Moyes - did he catch the Scotsman's eye?
Reportedly one of United's main January targets, although the Atletico Madrid man is said to be very happy in the Spanish capital, particularly given his team's success this season. Might take some persuading to join Moyes' stuttering side.
9/21 Ilkay Gundogan
Undeterred by the modest success of their last Dortmund purchase, United could also be after midfielder Gundogan. Wouldn't be cheap but certainly an improvement on their current crop of players. Dortmund are understood to be keen to tie him to a new contract.
10/21 Sami Khedira
Another strongly linked with a Manchester move, the German international's recent serious knee injury makes a January switch unlikely but he could be brought in from Real Madrid further down the line.
11/21 Ross Barkley
Manchester United bought the last exciting teenage prospect to come through Everton's ranks so understandably they have been linked with the precocious Barkley. Knows Moyes from his Everton days, but will he join the Scot in making the switch from Blue to Red? Everton have already stated they will not sell in January.
12/21 Fabio Coentrao
After nearly signing on deadline day last summer, there's every chance that Moyes could return for Real Madrid's second choice left-back should he fail to lure another top name. Not really the priority though considering the good form of Patrice Evra.
13/21 Eliaquim Mangala
United could do with strengthening at the back and French defender Mangala is reportedly another to have caught Moyes' eye. However with Porto wanting all of his £40m release clause, he seems a rather pricey option.
14/21 Diego Costa
Rooney and Van Persie have spent too much time this season on the treatment table - so more options in attack would be helpful. Who better then than a failed target of eternal rivals Liverpool and a man whose goals have fired Atletico Madrid to the top of La Liga? Highly unlikely Costa would wish to leave in January - and even less likely Atletico would let him.
15/21 Blaise Matuidi
Another midfielder strongly linked with an Old Trafford switch, the PSG man could be available for as little as £7m which would represent great value for money. Not the sort of signing to instil renewed confidence at Old Trafford - but perhaps one of the more likely arrivals.
16/21 Andrea Ranocchia
Another man being mooted as a defensive recruit for Moyes, the towering Italian has fallen out of favour at the San Siro and would surely jump at a move to Manchester United.
17/21 Everton Ribeiro
The 24-year-old Cruzeiro man believes he could be the solution to United's midfield woes after being linked with a move there saying: 'I would fit in any part of the midfield. I would do well as a playmaker to support the attack.' It remains to be seen whether he'll get the chance to prove it with a January move.
18/21 Miralem Pjanic
The Bosnian midfielder has excelled at Roma this season and would certainly be a good signing for United. Previously linked with moves to Arsenal and Spurs, a move to Manchester would mean no Pjanic on the streets of London. Roma have confirmed they have received offers for the Pjanic.
Miralem Pjanic The Bosnian midfielder has excelled at Roma this season and would certainly be a good signing for United. Previously linked with moves to Arsenal and Spurs, a move to Manchester would mean no Pjanic on the streets of London.
19/21 Kevin Strootman
Another Roma star thought to be wanted by United, the Dutch midfielder is however highly valued by Roma chief Rudi Garcia which may prove an obstacle to any move.
20/21 Toni Kroos
The Bayern Munich midfielder is stalling on a new contract, raising hope he could be prised away. However, he's been integral to the multi-trophy winning side and it seems highly unlikely the German champions will let him go.
21/21 Alex Teixeira
If their pursuit of Strootman falls through, another man reportedly being lined up is Shakhtar midfielder Teixeira. The 23-year-old impressed against United in his side's recent visit to Old Trafford.
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