From the World Cup semi-finals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months.
The coach who led the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup enters his fourth match as Manchester United manager still searching for his first win.
Chelsea will face a tough test when they take on Everton at the Goodison Park on Saturday. Everton were held to a draw in their first two games, both a consequence of conceding late goals. Roberto Martinez, who claimed his first league win as Everton manager against Chelsea, will look to improve his team's performance against the Blues. Chelsea, on the other hand, have won both their matches easily. Diego Costa's fitness will be an issue for Chelsea. The striker suffered a hamstring injury in the last match.