After a slow start, new boss David Moyes is settling into his new role and his side are looking good to mount a challenge to retain their title.
Life after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson was never going to be easy, and the United fans have felt that after a poor start to the campaign.
But results in recent weeks have been much more positive, culminating in the 1-0 win over top of the table Arsenal before the international break.
Here's the games that could make or break their season before 2013 ends.
Cardiff (A) – 24th November – Manchester City have already been beaten in Wales. Who’s to say it won’t happen to the red half of the city. This is a real test for the in-form Red Devils and whether they can maintain their surge up the table.
Bayer Leverkusen (A) 27th November – The Champions League takes centre stage and a positive result in Germany puts them in a great position to qualify for the knockout stages, even though they haven’t played anywhere near the standard usually seen by them in the competition.
Tottenham (A) 1st December – The week of tough away fixtures ends at White Hart Lane. The champions were denied a win last season by a last minute equaliser from Clint Dempsey but Moyes will fancy his chances of picking up all three points this time around.
Everton (H) 4th December – Moyes goes up against his former employers for the first time at Old Trafford and will be hoping he sends the Toffees fans back home to Merseyside unhappy. New Everton boss Roberto Martinez has had a great start to his career at Goodison Park though, so it won’t be a stroll in the park for United.
Newcastle (H) 7th December - Alan Pardew's side are in top form at the moment, picking up wins over Tottenham and Chelsea so they'll have nothing to fear when they travel to Manchester. Moyes will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins in front of the home fans to set them up nicely going into the festive period.
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