Manchester United's tour of the US was a spectacular success. Fans turned out in their droves to see the Red Devils play. And play they did.
Of course, everything in this slideshow has to be set in the context of pre-season (or "preparation time" as Louis van Gaal has repeatedly called it). The games in which United achieved such success were not proper competitive games, and thus there is a necessary asterisk alongside these storylines.
However, given that last year's pre-season tour saw United lose to a "Singha All Star XI," there is plenty of cause for optimism.
Louis van Gaal on #mutour: "More than 350,000 fans & over half were Manchester United fans. Unbelievable. They were all in Red. Beautiful."— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 5, 2014
The number of spectators that have seen United play is one of the storylines that didn't make the final cut. Others in consideration for a place would have been the success of Michael Keane, Reece James and Tyler Blackett, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney's fine link-up play and Juan Mata and Shinji Kagawa's effective performances behind the strikers.
However, they did not make the final cut. Let's take a look back at the biggest storylines to have emerged from what has been a very fun US tour.