Despite a run of 18 unbeaten Premier League games, it has taken a total of 19 weeks for United to finally break out of sixth place.
Their 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough was their 600th PL win and ‘Boro’s 1000th top-flight defeat.
After 133 days in 6th spot, United fans on Twitter reacted like they would if they were meeting their first-born child.
We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch below:
Jose Mourinho punches the air and sprints down the tunnel. Nothing gets him going like a sh*thouse goal.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 19, 2017
GUYSSSS! THERES A NEW 6TH FC IN TOWNNNNNNN pic.twitter.com/oy6UsVluqP
— King..🕊 (@teddi_speaks) March 19, 2017
Goodbye 6th place…for now xxx pic.twitter.com/EeW7gtz3wE
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 19, 2017
WE ARE FIFTH IN THE LEAGUE SAY WE ARE FIFTH IN THE LEAGUE
— Paul (@UtdRantcast) March 19, 2017
Best fifths in descending order
2.fifth avenue Manchester
1.manchester united football club in one hour
— DrMantisToboggan (@JohnyHelzapopin) March 19, 2017
I said I was leaving? Me? When?. We are stuck together till death do us apart. pic.twitter.com/uVnUxtLg1Y
— No. 8 😢 (@I_pissVodka) March 18, 2017
He’s not the only one. Punched the air and ran to the fridge here. https://t.co/xx67ChgfCl
— Amy Jones (@amybethjones) March 19, 2017
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@AaronMancz) March 19, 2017
GOAL OF THE SEASON!! pic.twitter.com/aS0yBv97Tg
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) March 19, 2017