Having started off the season in flying form with three wins from their opening three games, Manchester United are the early pacesetters in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho has consistently found success in his second season at a new club and the early indications are that he could well do the same with United this term.
His squad on paper is outstanding at present and the addition of Romelu Lukaku so far looks to be a masterstroke, with the Belgium international scoring three goals in his first three games.
It is perhaps no wonder then that a poll conducted by the BBC three games into the season which asked readers to vote on who will finish where in the Premier League this season has put United top of the pile, with 60 per cent of over 56,000 voters plucking for the Old Trafford club at this early stage.
Manchester City were the nearest team to United in the poll, albeit with just under 20 per cent of the vote, while champions Chelsea received just 8.6 per cent.
Following the general public mood at present, readers predicted Arsenal will once again finish outside the top four and that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City will make up the chasing pack.
Contrary to their superb start, Huddersfield have been put down as a relegation candidate along with Crystal Palace and Brighton.
With eight more months to go before we find out the final placings a lot can, of course, change between now and then but if United continue this kind of form up until Christmas you never know.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena