David Moyes has already found himself severely tested since being officially unveiled as Manchester United manager on July 1st.
The former Everton boss has had to deal with a transfer saga involving one of the clubs best players, whilst attempting – and failing – to bring in signings worthy of Manchester United and the supporters who have witnessed some of the finest Premier League teams of all time under predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.
By his own admission, Moyes has admitted to taking a bit of time to settle at Old Trafford, and being slightly taken aback by the differences between being in charge of Everton, and one of world football’s biggest clubs.
Moyes needs to settle and settle quickly however, with the start of a new Premier League season just over a week away.
And with no big name signings yet secured, the Scot may well lead a team into the opening fixture with Swansea City with no new faces of his own whatsoever.
Moyes is adamant that signings will be completed and completed soon, but nevertheless it would have been far more useful to have had them in place for pre-season.
It has been a mixed bag of results for United in pre-season, suffering two defeats, picking up two draws and securing two victories.
With all this in mind, we have identified 5 things we have learnt from Manchester United’s pre season so far.