Oh, how he would have loved to have seen 22-year-old Trevoh Chalobah, 21-year-old Reece James and 21-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi all impress from the start and score against Juventus, with 22-year-old Mason Mount and 25-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek rising from the bench as in the Champions League.
But if that damaged his standing among United fans, just imagine if he had ended up at City last month.
It was very easy to like him.
In the hours following the Wolves game, did the rounds on social media.
Coach tripAnd then there are headlines that underline how Solskjaer was always rubbish and Carrick and the coaching team were the stifled brains behind the operation.
United executives flew to Madrid in 2013 on the understanding that Ronaldo wanted to move back.