Behind the seats, each player looks to have there only personal draw to keep their belongings while they are out performing on the pitch.
Misgivings over Jerome Boateng's fitness and Bayern Munich's reluctance to do a loan deal ruled that option out, while Atletico Madrid were contacted about Diego Godin but it quickly became evident that the move was a no-go.
United's boss, about to begin his third season at the helm at Old Trafford, has cut a disgruntled figure during the summer, apparently unhappy with the club's transfer window activity.
"The net expenditure is a record as it stands but you'd think with three weeks left for European clubs to buy Premier League players, and Premier League clubs by the looks of it not having done their selling yet, it might not stay that way".
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City have a full-strength squad available after Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling returned to training this week.
United and its fans pride themselves on the club's history of promoting youth team players and nurturing them into world class talents.
"I told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat and maybe tomorrow the reaction is the same: Pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that". I like playing with them.
So far Tottenham's interest in Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been rebuffed with the Championship club holding out for a reported fee in excess of £30 million.
"Manchester United, you know the harmony isn't great there, but they've obviously got great players, a great manager".
Versatile full-back Matteo Darmian has been linked with a return to Italy, but injuries to summer signing Dalot and the experienced Antonio Valencia leaves them short at right-back.
"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".
"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.