For most people, this time of the year is special.
For the majority, the sheer volume of high-octane Premier League football on offer is something to savour. For most, it is a salivating prospect knowing that the Champions League and Europa League return in less than a month. Even domestic cup competitions keep the population entertained.
However, David Moyes may see it differently. He knows that with every game, comes a new wave of controversy: Who he should or shouldn't play, who he should or shouldn't buy, what he should or shouldn't say.
Following last weekend's 2-0 home win against Swansea, the Red Devils returned to winning ways after three consecutive defeats, which had spanned three separate competitions.
But with his finger plugged in the dyke, one gets the impression that unless severe measures are taken, there is a deluge building, which may result in United being washed out of contention for a Champions League qualifying place.
This weekend, his team travel to Chelsea, to the home of Jose Mourinho, who have not experienced a home defeat with the Portuguese manager at the helm.
Facing such a formidable record and with the chasing pack pulling away, Moyes and his injury-ravaged squad have a momentous task on their hands if they are to stay in touch with the chasing peloton.
Elsewhere, Southampton scale the country as they travel to Sunderland, Hull City voyage down the east coast to Norwich City, whilst Fulham hop on the District line as they take on Arsenal.
Having ditched Tony Pulis (and his robust tactics) in the summer, Stoke City head to his new club, Crystal Palace, as both teams look to secure valuable points.
In the week where Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world's best footballer, let's now take a look at three players who can be "Ballon Phwooooar" and three who are "Ballon Snore".
How did Theo do? Matchday 21
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