If we didn't know any better, we'd think David Moyes was starting to settle into life as Manchester United's manager.
Moyes, who's in his first season as the replacement for the irreplaceable Sir Alex Ferguson, has guided the Red Devils to a haul of 20 points through their first 11 matches this season. That's not exactly title-winning form, but United did defeat early Premier League leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford in both teams' final match before the recent international break.
So, are United back in the title race?
Moyes, to his credit, said in his Friday press conference that he never thought they were out of it. No self-respecting Manchester United manager would say anything else. But just to show that he's settling into his role, Moyes then added a bit of a wisecrack at the expense of the attending journalists.
"You shouldn't believe what you read in the papers," he quipped when asked about the media's insistence earlier in the season that United were in trouble.
Well played, Dave. Well played.
See Moyes' remarks in the video above. The relevant exchange starts around the 2:58 mark.
Hat tip to FullTimeDEVILS for the YouTube video.