“The intensity of training will be good,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself told us on Monday, on the first day of the Reds training camp in Surrey.

“It’s always great when you get through a hard week of training and then maybe the weather cools down a little bit and you feel so much stronger as a player and you feel you can run more.”

From the outside, it’s difficult to judge just what ‘a hard week of training’ means – after all, isn’t this bread and butter for professionals, playing football every day?

But being here, and being able to watch United’s players day in and day out as they go through their preparatory work, it really does hit home just how much the squad are grafting ahead of the big kick-off.