False dawns have been a feature of Manchester United post-Sir Alex. David Moyes started well and Louis had a period towards the end of last season when it looked as if his team could batter anyone.
Unfortunately for Manchester United fans, neither spell of form has lead to anything lasting.
But, even though it was another stodgy performance at times for United against Liverpool, there is a definite solidity about this team.
Now they are both fit, few engine rooms in Europe have the quality of Carrick and Schweinsteiger. And the defence looks watertight.
Add the flying full-backs and Manchester United just need their attack to click.
To that end, Anthony Martial delighted the Manchester United faithful with a debut goal – the killer goal – against the old foe.
He had hardly had a touch before that, but the way he beat his markers and hit that composed finish will do wonders for his confidence.
With Wayne Rooney still struggling with a muscle strain Martial may well get his first start for Manchester United against PSV.
You would imagine that his pace on the break could be vital for a hitherto sluggish United attack and we would definitely start him.
Fellaini laboured up top against Liverpool but his physical presence could be useful this week. Meanwhile Ander Herrera was excellent – when everyone is fit he may well give Juan Mata a run for his money in this side.
We are going to replace Mata with Martial in the eleven and give Herrera another chance in a creative role behind Fellaini.
So here is our team for a game in which an early win is vital.