Wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have made the picture look a lot rosier for Manchester United but it would be wrong to think that means work on renovating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad is less pressing.
Solskjaer also confirmed "it's a bit early" for Diogo Dalot to return, the full-back having only this week resumed training, while midfielder Pogba is still not ready to play following a troublesome ankle injury.
Rashford has previously been criticised for a perceived lack of composure in front of goal but he is flourishing under Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances as a player for United.
"We hope he'll be able to play before the end of the year, he's working hard to get fit, so hopefully we can get him back on the pitch". [Marcos] Rojo is hopefully back next week. He has to get better technically, but he is a fantastic full-back. "He's one of the best players in the world and we're looking forward to having him back".
Next up, Man United take on Alkmaar in the Europa League and the manager is sure to rest some of his first-team regulars for this match since the OT outfit have already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the competition.
Those two wins over some of United's biggest rivals have eased the pressure on Solskjaer, which had been growing due to his team's frustrating lack of consistency.
The former Crystal Palace man averages 4.4 tackles per game, which is the second highest in the Premier League but is yet to register an assist. "This younger staff have to learn to put in performances after they don't really feel nice".
Lingard is yet to score in the Premier League this season and he has only started six of Manchester United's 16 games in the top flight this term.
They now sit fifth in the table, with 24 points from their opening sixteen games.