Oh the joy! Leeds may have slumped to fifteenth in the Championship table, but what does that matter when Moyes United are in twelfth place in the Premiership, just three points above the drop zone?
This is the worst start Manchester United have made to a season since Ferguson won his first trophy at Old Trafford, and you have to go back to 1978 for the last time they lost to West Bromwich Albion! So much water has passed under the bridge since then! Leeds have yo-yoed from the top division down to the third division and have climbed a little way back up again, whilst the Scum have won titles, Champions League trophies, FA Cups and League Cups.
But now the tide is turning, and how the Leeds fans are loving it! The appointment of Moyes is proving a disaster. Just as at Everton, his team have started the season slowly, but the difference now is that the players and Board do not hold him in awe. In fact, quite the reverse. And as Moyes suggests that his squad lacks the quality to compete in the Champions League, players like Van Persie, Vidic, Rooney and Giggs are no doubt muttering, "And what has he won exactly? Sweet FA!"
Of course, as Leeds fans know only too well, every dog has its day, but when Lady Luck decides to kick a dog in its bollocks, the tail stops wagging. It is probably hoping for too much that the Scum might fall to Leeds United's level, but with little else to cheer about, Whites fans can cherish this dream for now.
And let's face it, just missing out on Champions League football would be a disaster for the Scum and could trigger the departure of the few world class players still on their books. The top of the Premiership has a strange look to it at the moment and it's not just fans of Leeds United who will be hoping that this will prove more than a blip in Manchester United's fortunes. Leeds came down to earth with a crash and Liverpool too discovered that history counts for nothing when the chips are down. Is it too much to hope that Manchester United fortunes will dip dramatically too?
The jealous fans across the Pennines are down on their knees and praying even as the Leeds United Feel Good Factor Sleeper Express to the Premiership, Europe, Infinity and Beyond is delayed at Platform 15 in the Championship!