What a remarkable week it has been for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Cast your mind back to this time seven days ago. After United's dire draw with Aston Villa, the guillotine was ready and the noose was tightened for the axe to fall on the United boss.
A week that began with headlines that Solskjaer would fear for his job if we lost two mammoth matches against Spurs and City ended with Ole being toasted as the pride of Manchester having defied the odds and won the 179th derby.
Lose both, and that pressure would've only intensified - Solskjaer might even have been gone, following in the footsteps of Marco Silva, Quique Sanchez Flores, Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino as the recent managerial fall guys.
There was uncertainty whether Ole would make it to his half century of games as United boss, but his 50th match in charge could instead prove a seminal moment and a turning point.
Ole's at the wheel again and all is rosy in the Old Trafford garden.
Who would’ve thought that his Manchester United would’ve beaten José Mourinho’s Spurs and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the space of three days. Football, bloody hell. Not only that, but deservedly so as well. Solskjaer deserved huge credit for going to Manchester City and setting us up perfectly. We went toe to toe with Guardiola's all conquering juggernaut on their own patch and prevailed. It was a tactical masterpiece built on speed and tenacity. The counter attacking gameplan would work perfectly and Guardiola simply had no answers. We struck a perfect balance between attacking quality and defensive discipline - just like the teams he used to be a part of. The red and blue halves of Manchester came out swinging as if we knew Anthony Joshua had earmarked his bout with Andy Ruiz as the day's cagey affair. City played right into United's hands, leaving our front with three with huge swathes of wonderful lush green grass just begging to be run into.
Up in the directors box, Solskjaer's former manager and mentor Sir Alex Ferguson certainly enjoyed it. Seated alongside him was David Gill, a reminder of United's halycon days of yesteryear. It it those days that the hero of 1999 is attempting to emulate.
The man himself may have dismissed the speculation about his future as just that - speculation - and the feeling inside the club is that despite indifferent results, he and the players are on the right track. These last two results will have only served to underline that feeling.
United believe they moved away from their origins during the Van Gaal and Mourinho eras. They feel, in that extended honeymoon period, when he won 10 of his first 11 games, Solskjaer proved himself capable of the 'cultural reboot' demanded.