Club record signing Joelinton will have to enjoy his best goalscoring season this fresh campaign if he is to impress the Geordies.
Joelinton has never made it to double figures in any of his league seasons.
With two strikes in his last two pre-season friendlies since joining United, we pray the Brazilian with a distinctive blond topping is getting in the mood - knowing he will have fleet-footed support from Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin come the Premier League opener when Arsenal are in town.
After being involved in two penalty incidents in his substitute appearance at Preston, Joelinton scored in victory at Hibernian and marked his first SJP appearance with the opener again to spark a 2-1 win over French side St Etienne.
Of course, pre-season goals count for nought apart from being a genuine confidence-booster - ask Almiron if that is true considering how his barren spell is stretching into a Grand National course.
Arsenal is a mighty step up in class, we know, but surely 10 league goals in his first season must be Joelinton’s most conservative target?