Manchester United's 1-0 win away at Leicester yesterday afternoon certainly wasn't their most aesthetically-pleasing display of the season.
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game early in the first-half after a sumptuous through ball from a revitalised Paul Pogba.
United started very brightly, but went off the boil in an attacking sense for the rest of the match.
However, the defensive resilience shown is yet another reason why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting ever closer to sealing the manager job on a permanent basis.
Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Luke Shaw were all brilliant in defence, while the attacking players seemed happy tracking back and helping out their teammates.
It's a far cry from the performances under Jose Mourinho, where the whole side looked disjointed and uninterested from top to bottom.
And even players like Romelu Lukaku, who are struggling for minutes under Solskjaer's rule, are speaking in such a positive manner after nine wins in their last 10 games.
“Everyone is more positive," Lukaku said to Canal Football Club, per GFFN. "Everyone is smiling more. And now we have to continue like this. And enjoy.”
The Belgian striker then discussed the changes in Pogba, a player who was close to leaving under Mourinho, but now looks like the leader of the Red Devils.
He continued: "At training we are constantly saying Paul looks so happy and then he laughs. Everyone is back to their level, Paul, Marcus, me when I get playing time I try and make as big an impact as possible, Anthony, everyone.
"This competitive spirit is coming back out of each player, it has already started in training when we play small-sided matches, 6 vs 6, 8 vs 8, you can see it the players want to prove themselves to the manager.
"They want to take their opportunity and during matches we know that each player knows that the most important thing is the team and we know that it is that attitude that will take us to the top."
Despite the fact Mourinho was a constant supporter of Lukaku and played him regularly, the Belgian clearly prefers the new regime, as do his teammates.News Now - Sport News