On Sunday, Man United will lose to Liverpool at Old Trafford in a game dominated by the visiting side. Groans will emanate from United’s supporters and despair will echo around the world.
And yet, thanks to the wonder of computerised gaming entertainment, Red Devils have a way out. A way to bury their virtual heads in the virtual sand and pretend it’s not real.
Helping them do so via the medium of FIFA will be YouTube superman Mark Goldbridge, who literally seizes the controller and figuratively takes the wheel from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But can he really spare United’s misery even on a computer game? Those attributes don’t lie.
Here’s how he got on.