Given how things have gone in the last couple of months, David Moyes would be blinking hard to check that this is indeed light at the end of the tunnel.
Finally, it's looking good.
For 22 minutes last Saturday, Manchester United looked a devastating force of nature, as pitiful Fulham stood helplessly in their path.
When the Cottagers emerged from the storm, they had already been hit for three.
It could have been worse for Martin Jol's men, but for the need for United to play it cautious.
Wednesday morning (Singapore time), they take on Real Sociedad in a Champions League clash at the Estadio Anoeta.
Victory will allow the Red Devils to put one foot into the knock-out round.
It probably explains why they took their foot off the accelerator after they took a 3-0 lead against Fulham and allowed the hosts to grab a consolation goal in the second half.
But they have got momentum going, which is crucial following an uncertain start to the season that sapped them of their confidence.
They go into European battle on the back of four successive victories in all competitions.