Paul Scholes is happy enough with being second in the table but hopes that sooner rather than later we can go top. Whilst most players would be content with just the three points, Scholes wants to see us win with style and become more fluent than we’ve been in most of our games so far.

“Without a doubt there’s more to come,” Scholes said. “I wouldn’t say we’ve been stuttering, but we haven’t been as fluent as we know we can be. There’s been the odd performance – like Tottenham away – where everything’s come together, but I think the best is ahead of us. We’re not too worried about our form because traditionally we’re not great at the start of the season. The difference this time is that, more often than not, we’ve still been winning games. So I can’t complain too much, but we would like to get back to the top of the league – with style. Some teams might settle for getting results, but here at United we aim a little higher.”