Ryan Giggs claims Manchester United must use their performance in the seven-goal romp over Blackburn a fortnight ago as the benchmark for the remainder of the season.
Although Sir Alex Ferguson's men were sitting top of the Premier League before the weather intervened last week to prevent their encounter with Blackpool going ahead, like everyone else, they find themselves with plenty of questions to answer.
But as Blackburn discovered, there is obviously plenty of talent remaining at Old Trafford, even if few think them as effective as they were in the days of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.
And Giggs wants to see it more often. "The Blackburn game is the benchmark," he said. "Everything clicked that day. Some of the forward play was exceptional.
"That is what we want and what we know we are capable of doing. In games and training, the idea is to go out and reach it again."