Manchester United face a lengthy wait until their next assignment.
Erik ten Hag’s side last played on Thursday, registering a 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League. But you have to go back to September 4 for the last time they played a Premier League game.
That was an impressive 3-1 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford – the latest of four straight wins in the competition. Since then they have had only a couple of European commitments to keep them ticking over, ahead of the international break before they resume against Manchester City on October 2.
It promises to be a busy week away for United’s stars too, with no fewer than 20 players hoping to get game time for their country between September 21 and 28.
For those nations preparing for the first-ever winter World Cup, players will be looking to impress their national bosses to ensure they make the cut for the Qatar extravaganza.