Currently sitting on four points from three Group B games in the Champions League courtesy of a second-half Anthony Martial equaliser against CSKA Moscow last night, Manchester United fans know it could be better but will take it for now.
Playing the Russian teams away in Europe is usually a tough proposition given the temperatures and midweek travel commitments but grabbing a point on the road isn’t so bad ahead of what will probably be a United win back at Old Trafford on gameweek four.
With Memphis Depay being dropped out of the spotlight yet again by Louis van Gaal, it was Jesse Lingard who received a surprise start after his cameo at Everton and this will do the youngster a world of good in terms of confidence, playing 80 minutes before the Dutchman came on to replace him.
Elsewhere, Marcos Rojo started a second game in succession following injury and Ander Herrera played again following a fantastic goalscoring showing against Everton last Saturday afternoon.
All in all, United’s squad has more strength in depth this year, particularly in central midfield and another midfielder who has been linked with a January switch of late is, yes, you guessed it, Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan.
Seemingly forever linked with an Old Trafford transfer, Metro claim a fee has already been agreed for the Argentine star although the likes of The Express claim Benfica are trying to renew his deal at Estadio da Luz.
But how would Gaitan fit into the current Red Devils line-up if signed in the New Year?
Click on the image below to reveal the best Manchester United XI under Louis van Gaal including Nicolas Gaitan.