Is it safe to say we've moved on from the disappointing Everton draw? Manchester United's inconsistent form prior to the international break is concerning, but the break has allowed the players and coaches to regroup.
Here are five reasons for Manchester United fans to remain positive ahead of the season's resumption...
Just two points off the top
Despite United's shaky start, no team has been able to sprint away with the league through the first seven games.
United had a poor start last season, but rallied to lead the league by January — before slipping up again.
Despite the hysteria, United are in a strong position to move forward. United have gotten through the difficult start to the season pretty undamaged.
United thrive on tough fixtures
The disadvantage of United's league position is that they will face harder opponents in the coming weeks. But these are the types of games in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United thrive.
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was written off in late 2019, United fought back with victories over Tottenham and Manchester City.
Similarly, the club rallied during a difficult time last season in October and November. United had a solid showing against the best teams last season and will be hopeful of doing so again this season.
The team is now full of big-game players who are looking forward to these matches, and they may be more open than teams that sit deep and defend.
Rashford has returned to the team.
The most important cause for confidence right now is Marcus Rashford's timely return.
Rashford had a shoulder issue last season, yet he still managed to score 21 goals and provide 12 assists.
With his direct running posing problems for opponents and opening up defenses, the England international might be the player who knits the team together. Rashford has a strong record against his upcoming opponents Leicester, Liverpool, and City, scoring five goals against each of them.
Best yet to come from Sancho
Signing in the summer So yet, Jadon Sancho hasn't showed much at Old Trafford. United will be a lot more dangerous once he gets into gear.
Sancho is far too talented to remain silent for long. With two assists for England over the weekend, he showed flashes of his ability.
Over the next few months, the winger might emerge as a key contributor and begin to prove why he was such a high-priced acquisition for United. Sancho's best is still to come, and United must remain patient. However, brighter days are on the way.
Ronaldo still has it.
Cristiano Ronaldo has shown that he is not a one-trick pony. The Portuguese striker has already scored five goals and was named club and Premier League player of the month for September.
United's task is to adjust to Ronaldo and figure out how to get the most out of him.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, is not the issue. He has the potential to become United's first player to score 30 goals in years and is an absolute machine.
Even at the age of 36, Ronaldo still has it, and he will be a valuable asset to the club throughout the season.
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