Manchester United have already got two pre-season games under their belt. The game against Philadelphia in mid-week was just about the perfect work-out that our players needed. I certainly didn't want us to romp the opposition in the manner we did last summer in Asia. Gabriel Obertan got us the winner--the first time he's hit the back of the net for the club. One hopes he can carry his all-action displays into the season. The other outstanding performer on the night were Danny Welbeck who I'm meant to understand could be loaned out to a Premier League club.

On the transfer front, Sir Alex remains firm in his stance that United do have enough firepower in them to last the course next term so no one new is in as far as that is concerned. However, the biggest news on the transfer front was about keeping one of our key players. Coming in yesterday, David Gill broke the news that Nemanja Vidic had agreed a long term contract at the club. That went a long way in soothing fans who have waited all summer to hear 'positive' news coming through from OT.

United play Kansas City wizards tomorrow evening in their third pre-season fixture. Meanwhile the World Cup stars return to Carrington on Wednesday so hopefully i the last week of the month, everything will just jell together for the new season.