Manchester United are free scoring in their United States pre-season tour much to the delight of the fans across the pond and those that had fears about the abilities of our current crop of players. 11 goals in two games is not bad even though the opposition so far can be equated to a Championship side in England.

Chicago Fire should however be a much sterner test for Sir Alex's boys not least because of the 100 degrees plus temperatures that Chicago has to offer. The manager has hinted that he'll make even more use of his squad by giving game time to players who are yet to make an appearance in our new kit; It thence means that by the end of tonight, we should have seen both David De Gea and Phil Jones in action for us.
The manager has taken the unusual step of announcing that the young Spaniard will be first choice for us next season so its now up to him to show the world what he's made of by attempting to replace EVDS.

The one downturn for us has been the failure to get a replacement (well, sort of) for Scholes before pre-season. It means that either the cheque-book is closed for the summer, or he'll join in August---which will not give whoever it is the time to adjust to life at United in the same way that the likes of Young and Jones have.