One factor that perhaps got a little lost amidst the maelstrom was the performance of David De Gea. He made a couple of really brilliant saves from Gary Cahill and Fernando Torres and, while people are quick to pounce on any errors he makes, it's only fair to point out his stunning shot-stopping ability.
United have come through stiff tests at Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea with maximum points and yet have only played their very best football in relatively short bursts. So what a platform to build on as we enter a hectic spell of games in three competitions.
Check out Stewart on Paddy Crerand's show on MUTV this Monday from 6.30pm.