Clearly, there’s still a long way to go but United can at least take heart that their attacking players can interlink to devastating effect while live safe in the knowledge David De Gea is in the best form he’s been in for years.
United have confirmed Aaron Wan-Bissaka misses the game through illness (though refused to confirm he was suffering from Covid-19) and that Scott McTominay is fit for the game despite coming off injured on Wednesday.
Paul Pogba is back in training but, given how long he’s been out of action, he’s not yet ready.
Victor Lindelof will miss the game to spend time with his family after a break-in at his house. Jadon Sancho, meanwhile, misses out due to personal reasons.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, starts despite injuring his neck away at Brentford.
Manchester United predicted XI: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Elanga, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Fernandes
Injured: Paul Pogba (thigh), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (illness)
Highlights: Match of the Day, BBC One at 10.30pm on Saturday
Referee: Jonathan Moss