Glory glory Man united! The united flag is flying high, the boo boys are all quiet and the results are pouring in. This is an effective Manchester United.
Had they started this season in the manner and form that they are in now, then they would be at the top of the table. That said, all is not lost.
A top four spot is on the horizon and United have to squabble it out with noisy neighbours and the shankly soldiers, not forgetting the self destructive clowns in red and white colours (take your pick on who they are).
The only silver lining in this cloud is the continuation of the UEFA Europa league. These Thursday nights could prove to be, what’s the word, destructive. This could prove decisive as United will be required to field a fully fit squad, week in, week out. This is where squad depth comes in handy, having players like Martial, Rashford and Bastian will prove key as the season run-in comes to full circle. Shuffling the team to suit the game, be it the FA cup or Europa League action. Mourinho will have to be at the top of his game to salvage something this season and with The Legendary Wayne Rooney having escaped the lure of Chinese yen for at least this season. I expect nothing more than fireworks every time United step into that field. It’s the ‘special/happy one’s’ time.