Welcome back to another big weekend in the Premier League . We've got a new leader in Manchester United and we saw some great games this Saturday and Sunday ahead of a packed week of action in Europe.
Let's start with United: there's no doubt in my mind that this Saturday's meeting with Arsenal was the easiest win for the Red Devils in at least a decade. Sir Alex Ferguson said it himself: it wasn't physical, it wasn't difficult, it wasn't demanding and it certainly wasn't what everyone expected from a clash of two giants. United dominated this game from the start and the result ultimately was flattering to the Gunners.
Robin van Persie, as we knew, would make the difference - but I did not expect him to make a difference after three minutes! It's clear he has lifted the entire team, and as Rio Ferdinand told us, his arrival and performance have helped take away the sting of last year's disappointment. Rivals should be worried: United get better as the year goes along.