David Moyes and his rather lacklustre Manchester United side of late had all been but written off coming into the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Olympiakos.
2-0 down and off the back of a 3-0 dredging at home against bitter rivals Liverpool, United flip-reserved it and saw off their Greek counterparts with a 3-0 rout that was overflowing with beans.
Out of the frying pan and into the fire for United, who find out who they have in the quarter-finals come Friday afternoon.
Either way round, here’s why it HAS to be their year on Europe’s biggest stage and David Moyes might just troll the entire world…
1) Rooney and RVP are finally clicking like we know they should be…
Van Persie and Rooney finally clicking together get in!!!
— Manav Trivedi (@ManavTrivedi) March 19, 2014
Man Utd deliver a long overdue performance at Old Trafford this season. RVP, Rooney, Giggs and Welbeck all excellent #MUFC
— David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) March 19, 2014
Van Persie and Rooney finally link up together and we score. Do it more often please
— Mike Bromley (@MikeyBromley94) March 19, 2014
2) This is their ONLY shot at stopping the rot and getting into the Champions League next year…
Watch united win the champions league and do a Chelsea knocking out whoever comes 4th
— Tottenham Talk (@tottenhamtalk1) March 19, 2014
What if they win the champions league and we get 4th?
— The Anfield Oracle (@AnfieldOracle) March 19, 2014
Wouldn't surprise me if Manchester United won the Champions League this year, they need to win it to be able to qualify…they'll go for it!
— Olly Lovell (@Oliverlovell8) March 19, 2014
3) One focus, and one focus only, for the rest of the season…
WE'RE GONNA WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! #MUFC
— Jack Boorman (@UnitedHeaven_) March 19, 2014
Turns out Moyes' plan has been to sacrifice all other competitions in order to win the Champions League trophy in his first season, genius
— Matt Hodgson (@Mattthodge) March 19, 2014
Moyes & United should just forget about the EPL and focus on winning the Champions League. It will redeem him & the team from EVERYTHING!!
— Kay (@ThisKaySaidSo) March 19, 2014