In a season that has been courted by negativity over their playing style, Manchester United fans can take a few positives from the club’s endeavours this season.
One is the renaissance of Marouane Fellaini and Ashley Young.
The latter scored the only goal tonight for United in a hard-fought win at Newcastle to keep their top four hopes alive and kicking.
It was a vital three points as all of the top seven in the Premier League recorded victories in this round of games.
The late goal came after a mistake in the Newcastle defence when they were put under pressure by a determined Wayne Rooney.
Rooney received praise from Young in his post-match interview as did David De Gea who put in an average shift by his standards, which involved one or two world class saves.