Louis van Gaal's debut pre-season as Manchester United manager was one to remember, with the Old Trafford club winning all five matches and triumphing in the International Champions Cup. However, for a number of players, there were differing fortunes, with the Dutchman now expected to make moves in the transfer market over the coming weeks.
Manchester United headed to the United States following a disastrous season in which the club failed to put up any sort of defence of their title as they dropped out of the Champions League for the 2014-15 season.
The futures of several players were on the line prior to the tour, with Van Gaal promising he would give all his players an "honest chance" before looking to make purchases. The former Barcelona and Ajax coach was true to his word and gave every member of United's touring party an opportunity to impress.
The highlights of the trip included the 3-1 victory over European champions Real Madrid, the opportunity to face former club stalwarts Nemanja Vidic and Cristiano Ronaldo and, perhaps most significantly, an impressive comeback against fierce rivals Liverpool. United came from one goal down to win 3-1 in that match, showing a level of desire that simply wasn't present last season.
While several players benefitted from working so closely with Van Gaal this pre-season, with a number likely to have rescued their Manchester United careers, there were also several squad members who struggled to make an impact and whose futures at the club could now be uncertain.