Manchester United and David Moyes will have been delighted to get back to winning ways at the weekend, after a difficult few weeks on and off the pitch.
The international break came at the worst possible time for Moyes, on the back of his sides poor 1-0 defeat at Anfield, and a transfer deadline day that was criticised by all quarters.
Moyes only managed to add Maraoune Fellaini to his first team squad after a summer spent chasing several big names, and the general feeling at Old Trafford is that the club are still a couple of players short of challenging on all fronts this season.
Any team that has Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie as the central strikers are sure to be challenging for honours, but positivity in and around Old Trafford since the start of the season has been in short supply.
Moyes will have been delighted to register the first Old Trafford win of his career on Saturday, even though it was not entirely convincing.
Now the Scot can look ahead to building a title challenge, and strengthening in the January transfer window if necessary.
Meanwhile, you would have thought some of the club’s talented young players may have been called upon by now, especially considering some of the impressive pre-season displays witnessed.
Moyes has so far stuck with the tried and tested, and may well look to offer some of his younger players regular football by taking advantage of the Football League loan window, in the way his predecessor so often did.
Here we have identified 5 Manchester United stars who could be in line for an emergency loan move.