This, it feels, is it. It may only be the second weekend of December but if Manchester United lose at home to Manchester City on Sunday the gap at the top of the table will be 11 points and the title race - and José Mourinho's record of always winning the league in his second season at a club - will be as good as over. A fleeting flash of panic when the 24-year-old would have realised how quickly his career could fade to black.
Vitinho's shot deflected in off Alan Dzagoev, who was only deemed onside due to United defender Daley Blind being off the pitch behind the goalline. Ronaldo used to be fun when he was at Manchester United, when he wasn't the face of every sellable item in the world, but had to scale his personality back in order to appeal to a massive audience.
"Luke Shaw offensively was very good and made a great contribution for the team, said Mourinho. After his superb solo goal to kill off Watford in midweek, he sank Arsenal with two clinical finishes", Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored the goals for United.
"It's a big derby and the atmosphere is going to be big".
Stefan Savic put into his own net from an Eden Hazard cross to level the scores and send them into the Europa League.
Mystifying then, that a player who's recently suffered the agony and torment of long-term injury, would wish the same on fellow professionals.
Pogba's power is that he can take a bland slogan like #HereToCreate and make it feel genuine - which is why Adidas has chosen him as a spokesman for their brand.
Shaw did not let that setback get to him, though, as he remained focused throughout the second half, battling through some minor physical discomfort in the closing 15 minutes.
There was a video during the last international break of Pogba visiting France's facilities.
Sergio Aguero added the third for City and, even though Darren Fletcher pulled a goal back, a late surge by the visitors brought three more goals.
David Silva missed the defeat at Shakhtar but is expected to return to his midfield role at Old Trafford. You have to think about the future, the present, obviously, and then after it's the future.
Neither Shaw nor Rashford are likely to start against City on Sunday, but the former showed he might still have a career at United after all, while the latter's outing will have given Mourinho the confirmation he was after that his young forward remains a top-class option in attack.
The video also shows his on-field importance.