Fergie's Hunt For The Red October
Sir Alex Ferguson has indicated that he expects his team to finally hit form after the 3-1 win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday. The gaffer once again insisted that October would be our month.
'I think the form of the team is starting to come. I think we expected that,' he said.
'As I said a few weeks ago, by October we'll be back to normal I hope.
'There's been a lot of encouraging signs in the last two games. Some of the football on Tuesday night was excellent. The first half against Chelsea was excellent.'
Fergie added that some players are still short of match fitness and that has an impact on their performances but it will all fall neatly together for October.
Last season we had a brilliant October: it was the time when we put four past everyone who came our way - that great run ended at the first November game: Arsenal, away.
Something similar would be welcome after a stuttering start though of course it's the media who've blown all things out of proportions: our start hasn't been terrible, just not very good. The dismal nature of losing at Liverpool was compensated by the performance and the point at Stamford Bridge and now these fixtures are out of the way - so time to make up some lost ground on the leaders.