Man Utd may have endured their worst start to a Premier League season ever, but after beating Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday it looks as if they are past the worst.
Losing 3 of the first 6 games was part of one of the worst starts to a league campaign in decades and had United fans worried that David Moyes was not capable of handling the job ahead of him.
When Stoke came to visit and found themselves 2-1 up in the second-half there seemed to be an inevitability that United would score, and score they did, twice in fact to win the game. This game was a turning point for the team with everyone realising they still had the capability of winning games against the odds, a key feature of United under Alex Ferguson.
The win over Arsenal on Sunday now sees United sit 5th only 5 points off Arsenal at the top, some crisis that is.
Did anyone really expect anything different? A team with Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney was never going to struggle for an entire season, anyway Man Utd were known for starting slowly in the league under Ferguson but they still managed to either win the league or at least mount a challenge.
There is no doubt Moyes would have liked a better start to the season but I don’t think he will be over concerned being 5 points off the top in early November.
Maybe it was just wishful thinking by rivals who finally thought Man United’s reign had come to an end, one thing is for certain, United will not be knocked off their perch without a considerable fight.