Apart from the three new signings who were unfurled at SJP, one of the biggest plusses for new head coach Steve Bruce has been the Longstaff brothers.
We are just a few days away from the transfer deadline and things are finally hotting up at St James' Park. Here are the biggest stories as United look to make an impact in the transfer market.
Sean reappeared after a serious injury last season amid persistent interest from Manchester United and younger brother Matty broke through with great promise - topped by a cracking winner against St Etienne.
SuperMac lives in North Shields, which is where the Longstaffs are from, and was told a while back Matty is potentially a better player than Sean. Blimey, that is saying something!
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