A number of Manchester United fans had been looking down at the Premier League table in recent weeks following a poor run of form from their side.
Scrappy wins against the likes of Burnley and Newcastle United left many concerned that Man United would not qualify for the Champions League next season.
However, a lot can happen in a short space of time in football and a superb 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend has given the club a fresh wave of optimism.
Second-placed Manchester City are going through a tough patch themselves having lost 1-0 to Burnley on Saturday and there is growing confidence that United can now catch them at the top of table. We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on the situation:
@PeoplesPerson_ I would love to think so, all depends how we perform Sunday! IMO
— Ticallion Rebel (@CallumWebley) March 19, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ It's possible, but it won't happen unless we start playing a better standard of football consistently.
— Steve 2.0 (@AcrossTheKeeper) March 19, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ The way Arsenal are playing, I'd tip them to finish second before us. They also have easier fixtures.
— MUFC_AM10 (@MUFC_AM10) March 19, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Nope, Arsenal will take second. We'll get third. Will still be thrilled with that, after last season.
— Michael (@SouthernSofties) March 19, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ No not a prayer. I don't think we will get 4th. I see us drawing too many games which will be our downfall.
— Rich (@Rich_Harrison88) March 19, 2015
Of course, a club such as United should always be aiming to win the Premier League rather than simply looking to win the ‘fourth place trophy’.
A disastrous campaign under David Moyes last year has dampened expectations and fans are right to be realistic when it comes to the team’s top four ambitions. With the extra revenue that Europe’s elite competition will bring, United can bring in fresh faces in the summer in order to push for the league next term.