Manchester United demolished Leeds United at Old Trafford to banish any home form demons they had coming into the fixture.
Braces for Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay were accompanied by goals from Daniel James and Victor Lindelof in the Old Trafford rout.
It’s rare for the Scot to get on the scoresheet let alone score twice inside the opening three minutes. And he set up James in the second half to round off a terrific game.
The result puts United third in the table, with a game in hand and five points behind leaders Liverpool.
McTominay was asked if he looks at the table but the midfielder claims he pays no attention to it.
Roy Keane, though, was not having any of it.
“I don’t believe what McTominay said at the end about not looking at league tables,” Keane said on Sky Sports.
“Everyone looks at league tables. Players and staff.”
Presenter David Jones then asked the former United midfielder if they should be looking, Keane responded: “Of course they should be. That’s what they’re playing the game for.
“You want to know where you are, where you’re heading to. It’s been a nice few days for United.”
Despite the result, McTominay said United won’t be looking too far ahead.
“You don’t want to be getting too carried away. It’s nice to score two goals and the team do a really good job.
“For us the next game, every game, is a cup final and manager’s firmly reiterated that to us.
“Last season we were far too inconsistent approaching games not in the right frame of mind but I feel like this year we have to be so dialled in, so focused in every way that we’re approaching games.”