After pulling off a stunning come-from-behind victory over Olympiakos in their Champions League last 16 tie, David Moyes will hope this is finally the time his side turn the corner.
The first step towards reinforcing that feeling will be at Upton Park when Manchester United face West Ham United in the English Premier League.
"We have to use this as a springboard to bounce on," United defender told the club's official website. "We can't drag our heels [in the league] and think about the next round [in the Champions League]. We have to prepare right for the next game, against West Ham, and go and get a result.
"It was a terrific night [against Olympiakos] and nice to be on the winning side. We were long overdue a performance like that and we pulled it out of the bag when it was needed."
United, 12 points behind fourth-placed City, who have a couple of games in hand, have been handed as difficult a quarterfinal draw as possible with the English Premier League champions set to face Champions League title-holders Bayern Munich.
So creating some momentum ahead of those two epic ties will be crucial, and a serene victory over West Ham will no doubt be welcomed.
"It's a difficult place to go," United forward Danny Welbeck told MUTV. "They have their own style of football which is difficult to play against, you have to be prepared to put a physical challenge up against them. We also have to be mentally right in order to get the three points.
"We've got to be confident all the time, we can't just look back at one game and say this is it. We have to look to the future and the next game in particular which is always the most important. You can't start looking too far in front. We just have to be confident going into the next game and we'll start at West Ham."
The Hammers saw a brilliant run of results come to an end over the last couple of Premier League games, with Everton and Stoke City stopping the London side's charge up the table. Sam Allardyce's men lie six points clear of the relegation zone, and the manager will be targeting getting to that 40-point mark as soon as possible.
"Our aim is always to obtain more points than games played, that has been the case since the start of the season," Allardyce said. "Forget where you are in the league, just make sure you get more points than games played to first secure your position in the Premier League and then see how far you can go. We know full well that we've got a little bit more to do.
"We've exerted a huge effort in the recent results, apart from the last two, to get ahead on points per games. We have to make sure that when we come off the field on Saturday that we've got a point, if not more and try to keep that advantage in terms of how many points we've got and how many games we've played."
West Ham haven't beaten United in the league since 2007, and Allardyce will probably feel this is as good a time as any to end that barren run.
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Team news: West Ham: Allardyce has a pretty settled squad, with only Joey O'Brien and Marco Borrielo missing.
Manchester United: Moyes was dealt a huge blow with Robin Van Persie, whose hat-trick took the Red Devils past Olympiakos, ruled out for four-six weeks with a knee sprain. Defenders Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling remain doubtful, while Nemanja Vidic is suspended.
Expected lineups: West Ham: Adrian; Demel, Collins, Reid, McCartney; Noble, Taylor; Downing, Nolan, Jarvis; Carroll.
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra; Carrick, Fellaini; Januzaj, Mata, Welbeck; Rooney.
Prediction: 2-0 to Manchester United