Two games, two high profile opponents. One marking return of former manager. Other the blood thirst quenching derby. With the form that Manchester has been exhibiting, bookies were checking odds of when Ole will be sacked.
But quite the contrary. Right time, for the right games, the right players returned from injury.
The Scott – Fred midfield axis following the injury of Pogba is turning to threaten a spot for the Frenchman. The grit and physical attributes of Scott, combined with the creative quick feet of Fred is the engine that runs United.
The ferocious line splitting passing that has been effervescent in the last two games is something that has not been seen in the team for the entire season.
Rashford has been hitting the net more often than not, and is seen to take all criticism in his stride and making the left wing a place of his own. Daniel James just simply refuses to drop standards since his first game at United. Lingard for all his criticism is the perfect 10 as he with his impeccable first touch gets the ball rolling in the centre.
So what really changed for this team? Did it require a former manager to be the trigger to restore former glory? Well credits to Ole, cause this week, like the good old days, Manchester United is giving me the goosebumps just like the yester years.