And while there have been doubts over whether he can thrive at such a high level, the 52-year-old is actually doing a slightly solid job to this point.
United players could have had their heads down after conceding late, especially given how pointless the foul from Scott McTominay was contained in the box.
As an alternative, though, they rallied to earn a degree to their credit – with Casemiro’s goal well deserved given his powerful display in the course of the park.
United players, too often last season, let setbacks get to them. That is also happened on occasions this term, too, against the likes of Brentford and Manchester City – teams they ended up losing to.
But this is healthier. With the house crowd believing the sport was won, not less than those near the press box, they were then stunned into silence as United rallied.