Remember that time, not so long ago, when there was a crisis at Manchester United?
After four straight wins, it seems like a dim and distant memory.
The latest sign that United are well on the road to recovery came with a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, ending their 100 per cent start to the season.
There are still anti-Glazer chants inside and outside Old Trafford – it feels like they are here to stay, whether the team wins or loses – but they are now chanting for goals with frequency and glee.
Two of them came in the second half from Marcus Rashford to lead United to victory after Arsenal had held it 1-1 through Bokaio Saka, but the opening goal felt more important.
Anthony, United’s latest big signing from Ajax for $95 million, marked his debut in English football with a first-time curling goal in the 35th minute, crowning such a performance in The undertaking involved a few jinxes, betrayals and exaggerated steps. That delighted the home fans. He came off the bench in the 58th to be replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo, who then settled for a starting spot on the bench.
Since the humiliating 4-0 loss at Brentford that sparked the crisis and raised some doubts about the wisdom of hiring Erik ten Hag as manager, United have lost to Liverpool, Southampton, Leicester and now Arsenal. Gave, the leader of the league.
After six games, United are just three points behind Arsenal and two behind Manchester City, the title favourites.
How quickly things changed.