United rounded up the best pre season since memory can recollect with a 2-1 win over Valencia at Old Trafford.
In what has been a near flawless 6 games, it's a shame that the worst performance came in last night's return home. The boss was rightly critical of the players. It baffles how this team could produce scinthilating football on NFL pitches and yet laboured at times last night.
The biggest positive though remains what has been the underlying theme of all our games under the new management---win. Not since the Sir Alex days can United claim the winning run they've been on, albeit in pre season. Marrouanne Fellaini has always been the scapegoat of the David Moyes era. His last minute winner was perhaps a touch of poetic justice after having his every touch ironically cheered by those in the stands.
It remains to be seen if LVG will hold him down as a Plan C or seek to ship him out as soon as a fee is agreed with Napoli.
The playstuff is done for another season though. The business starts Saturday lunchtime against Swansea City. With a host of first team regulars unavailable for selection for various reasons last night, what would have been a straight forward fixture takes on an awkward look. What's for certain though is that United have to play much better than they did last night to get the desired result on opening day.
A look ahead to that will follow closer to the weekend.