Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to get beyond the international programme.
After a tough start blighted by a short pre-season and two international breaks, United's campaign can effectively start here, with no such interruptions between now and March.
“Now we'll have three or four months together and it's about staying together, sticking together, sticking to the way we want to play games and improve every time," said Solskjaer.
“Defensively we're getting there, definitely. We're working hard, closing down, not conceding many chances, and we created enough chances to win this comfortably as well, but we need to be more clinical.
"We've got plenty of quality but sometimes the easiest - or the most difficult thing - is to play simple.
“Sometimes today, we wanted to over-complicate things. Yeah, we want players to seize moments of opportunity, but we need more flow, more rhythm, more passes, make the opposition move. It could have been simpler. I know the players have been travelling away on international duty, and we just had this morning to prepare for this game.
“Hopefully we can hit some form like we did towards the end of last season."