Fred should receive some time in the middle of the park and Isak Hansen-Aaroen will be itching to perform in his native Norway, as one of plenty of youngsters in the group.
Supporters will also enjoy seeing those back from loans in the EFL, including Hannibal and Amad, with Jadon Sancho, a scorer in the 2-2 home draw with Leeds United last term, the most senior of our forwards. Who leads the line is one of the questions that needs answering, and it will be interesting to see which formation Erik deploys.
United are not only without those involved in the end-of-season internationals but also some players who are still undergoing individual training programmes back at Carrington.
Nonetheless, there is a sense of anticipation already over the starting line-up, which will be published first in the United App.