After narrowly escaping relegation from the Premier League last season, Southampton fans would have hoped that manager Mark Hughes would keep them away from the bottom three in the 2018-19 campaign.
At the moment it does not look as though that will be the case as the team sit just two points above the drop zone after 11 games.
At this stage of the season, the position in the table is not hugely imperative, but what is worse for the Saints is that they are winless in their last seven top-flight fixtures.
On Sunday afternoon they were humiliated by the current champions Manchester City as they lost 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
Danny Ings got on the scoresheet from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark but it did little to prevent City from running riot.
Understandably, the frustration from recent weeks spilled over and plenty of Southampton fans slammed the club on social media.
Only one player seemed to survive the wrath, though, and that was Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who apologised to the supporters following the heavy defeat.
Some fans called on the club to make the midfielder captain.
Hojbjerg looks in shock. Not sure he’s played forward yet
— London Saints (@londonsaints) November 4, 2018
Sack everyone apart from hojbjerg
— Brandon Marsh (@Skitzn33) November 4, 2018
I agree, it’s a job, I get it, but no passion for the shirt. They get paid regardless, make Hojbjerg skipper now
— James Hunt (@jimmihunt36) November 4, 2018
Pierre Hojbjerg is the youngest player in the team (22) yet every embarrassing result he’s always the one to come and speak to the press. Others should have a look at themselves. Captain Material. #saintsfc
— Ewan Campbell (@EwanCampbell1NI) November 4, 2018
Interesting that it nearly always seems to be Hojbjerg who does the post match interviews and I like his passion. Don’t often hear from the captain…..
— Sarah Nichols (@SoupsSaints) November 4, 2018
Hojbjerg for captain at least he admits we are crap and said sorry to us poor fans
— Lisa Vickers⚽? (@lisa_vickers) November 4, 2018
Hojbjerg’s been our best player this season tbf. Not difficult, mind…
— Jack (@_JackL_) November 4, 2018