Spurs came to Old Trafford having not won there since 1989. For about 60 minutes both sides created little with David De Gea providing a moment or two of nail biting stuff. The sight of Edwin Van Der Sar in the stands served a reminder of the huge shoe to be filled by the young Spanish goalie.
It's also an axiom that Utd will outlast you. Danny Welbeck got things started with his header of Tom Cleverley's cross and soon after his back heel set up Anderson's goal. Ryan Giggs came on for the last 10 minutes and picked out Wayne Rooney for a ridiculously simple header and a 3-0 scoreline. There was also a welcome Chicharito sighting after Welbeck's substitution.
Next up, Arsenal, another NE London team with a litany of problems whose aetiology is far from clearly understood save it is a virulent condition with multiple foci. Hopefully Arsenal can anesthetize itself into mind numbing nothingness from the ablative surgery sure to follow.