I've felt United has been vulnerable in each game, so the 5-0 record doesn't convince me that they are likely to go undefeated. Baba and particularly White have been surprises. If White can consistently nail that 3, he's Boomers material. Ili has been shooting the lights out, another surprise, and you have to wonder if he can keep that up. On the other hand, Hopson has under-performed and looked disconnected from the United system, so you'd expect to see big improvements there.
I really disliked some United teams in previous years. United is much more likeable this year. Less hero ballers, less arrogance, more passion, more intensity.
White is a workhorse and looks like a Martin-esque winner. Baba is another who plays hard every minute and has a winning pedigree. McCarron's numbers might not compare well to last season, but he's doing a lot of good things out there in his current role. Goulding has the supporting cast to be Goulding. United will rely a lot on Goulding to stay in form. Landale's inside-outside game has been outstanding. I love Landale's passion out there; he's not a self-centred star. On a team with more ball dominant players, Lual-Acuil's blackhole style would be incredibly frustrating, but he's become useful with, as Gaze would say, an absolute green light. Hopson needs to be able to step up if Goulding has an off, or injured, night.