Manchester United's attacking riches gleamed under the rain at Old Trafford with a 3-1 victory over an ambitious Newcastle side. Some of the home side's movement in the final third was outstanding and this win consolidated an ascendant period for Louis van Gaal.
Chelsea and Manchester City will be fully aware of the juggernaut gaining speed just behind them.
Player Ratings (1-10; 10=best. Players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating):
GK David De Gea, 8 -- Not the busiest of afternoons but...