The shadow of Jose Mourinho is not so much looming large but quickly dissipating with every electrifying Manchester United performance.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued his perfect start to life as interim manager with a 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils had Paul Pogba to thank for another inspired display as the Frenchman not only scored twice and recorded an assist, he put together more passes than any other player on the pitch.
This is becoming something of a theme and indeed, afterwards, at the first opportunity, the 25-year-old summed up his change in form with a relatively obvious dig at Jose Mourinho.
"We want to attack. The manager wants to attack," he told Sky Sports.
Pogba is far from the only player to be rejuvenated under the new regime and Marcus Rashford was also at his scintillating best at Old Trafford.
Once Rashford had set up Pogba's opener, it was over to Ander Herrera to supply the second with a superb cross into the box.
Yet his post-match interview took a rather different tone to that of many of his team-mates' recent comments.
“We have won the last three games but I do not like to make comparisons,” he told the BBC’s Match of the Day, quoted via Goal.
“I am very thankful to Jose for what he did to the club.
“Now we are in a different moment and we have a new manager and that is it. We are in a good moment and everyone is playing very well."
Herrera refused to throw Mourinho under the bus, regardless of everything that has happened this season.
In truth, United's style of football since the Special One's departure has spoken volumes.
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Solskjaer has simply allowed a hugely talented attack to play with greater freedom and perhaps unsurprisingly, it's paying off.
“Our attacking players are enjoying it and they are making it easier for the rest of the players," Herrera added.
“Our manager told us on the first day, the best way to win a game when you are in the lead is to keep attacking and this what the club has always been about.
“When you win and score lots of goals you want to play as soon as possible and I hope we perform on Wednesday against Newcastle as we have today.
“We are still sixth but we should not be because of the quality we have.”
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