And the wait is finally over, as the Premier League is back tonight. For the opening round of fixture, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United are scheduled to welcome Claude Puel's Leicester City at Old Trafford, and with many World Cup stars set to miss the game, this fixture is the one to keep a close tab one.
Manchester United endured a difficult pre-season tour and besides that narrow 2-1 win over Real Madrid, the Devils were far from being impressive. Leicester City, on the other hand, have recently lost Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City for £60m and just like United, have had disappointing pre-season results.
Furthermore, what makes this fixture an entertaining encounter is Harry Maguire's participation in it. The former Hull defender, who shone for England at the FIFA World Cup, became a subject of a series of bids from Manchester United, but Foxes' resilience was enough to fend off every bid that came along the way.
In terms of transfers as well, United haven't had a great luck with only Diogo Dalot and Fred being their marquee signing. Leicester, on their part, acquired six new signings with Ricardo Pereira, Rachid Ghezzal and former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans being the notable ones.