Jose Mourinho will have been a relieved man when the final whistle sounded at the Liberty Stadium last night.
Of course, there’s only so much the Special One can draw from the Carabao Cup victory but it set Manchester United back on track after a difficult return from the latest international break. Jesse Lingard fired home a brace in south Wales to secure a 2-0 victory.
However, before that encouraging result, the Red Devils were hounded with criticism over their defensive approach at Liverpool and emerged from the trip to Benfica with a rather sheepish 1-0 win.
And the cracks that some pundits and fans had began to notice were truly exposed on Saturday when Huddersfield fought to a historic 2-1 win over England’s most decorated club.
The defeat may only have been United’s third in the league in 2017 but the aftermath to the capitulation was certainly fiery.