A Scott McTominay brace delivered a much-need win for Erik ten Hag’s men over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Manchester United were under pressure to respond following a dreadful defeat at Newcastle, which attracted negative headlines about a dressing room split and Ten Hag’s authority at the club.
The Red Devils are sitting sixth in the league table and are just three points behind reigning champions Manchester City, who lost 1-0 at Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
The Premier League champions are now without a win in four league games and Fjortoft reacted to how the tables have turned for the two Manchester clubs given how Ten Hag’s men have been lambasted this season.
The former Premier League star took to Twitter and wrote: “Manchester United 3 points away from Manchester City
“It’s a funny old game!”
Manchester United will be desperate to build on the result against Chelsea and look to avoid any slip-ups when they host Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday.