Manchester United kick-off the Premier League season in just over a week's time when they take on Leicester City at Old Trafford on Friday 10 August.
It's fair to say their pre-season hasn't exactly been ideal preparation; manager Jose Mourinho has moaned constantly about his players, the media, results, and even went so far as to say he wouldn't have spent money to watch his own team during their tour of the USA.
United supporters are understandably concerned about how their side will do this season after failing to win a single piece of silverware last year, and consequently Mourinho is the bookies' favourite to be the first manager sacked.
With Man City running away with the league last season and Liverpool strengthening considerably over the summer, challenging for the title will be difficult, as will playing a style of football that will entertain the fans after 2017/18's dour displays.
However, despite the new season looming there is hope for the Red Devils yet; if United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is willing to open up the chequebook and Mourinho can sign several of these players, Man Utd may finally return to former glories...