The festive period is going to be vital this season because Manchester United already have catching up to do.
I would struggle to name a realistic objective for the season right now as we’re sat 10th in the Premier League — but still look destined to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout stages.
However, with United having a game in hand on other teams in the league, they would only be four points adrift of top place if they win their game in hand.
Up next for the Red Devils is Southampton away and the Saints have started the campaign strongly, but it’s in our hands to become serious title contenders still…
A good winning run should see us jump several places and into the top four at least.
United face two tough fixtures between Christmas and New Year with the dates and times confirmed by the BBC.
On Boxing Day we travel to Leicester City for a 12:30 kick off which will be televised on BT Sport.
We play Wolves on 29 December at 20:00 and that will be streamed via Amazon. Hopefully we’ll be in a better league position by then.