So 66 days after *that* injury time goal, United are back in action. They kick off their Pre Season tonight in South Africa looking to get themselves ready to win back *our* title.
As a little treat to tide you over until kick off, here are 3 of my favourite goals United have scored in pre seasons gone by.
1. Ruud Van Nistelrooy v Juventus, USA 2003
In what would be one of his last acts in a United shirt, Juan Sebastian Veron produced a pass of the highest calibre for Ruud Van Nistelrooy to do what Ruud did best. His turn and control in 1 movement is class, the finish – unstoppable.
Watch the goal HERE and enjoy the wonderful commentary during the replays
2. Wayne Rooney v Urawa Reds, Asia 2005
“wizardry with his feet” said Steve Bower on commentary, as Rooney danced past a few defenders to find space to execute this stunning chip.
3. Thomas Cleverley v MLS All Stars, USA 2010
Many United fans were excited about the prospect of seeing young Tom Cleverley on another United tour, so when he produced this, excitement doubled.
His burst into the box was followed by a deft little touch over the defender and then a brilliant composed finished.
Last season was an up and down one for Cleverley due to injuries but if he can stay fit, the talent is clearly there to really make an impact.
Heres to many more beautiful moments over the next 11 months.