David Moyes admits he is itching for the new season to start and walking out at Old Trafford as Manchester United manager for the first time.
In an exclusive in-depth interview with the new Inside United magazine that has hit the streets this week, the Scot has expressed his gratitude for the level of support he has received already and is focused on bringing more success to the reigning Barclays Premier League champions.
With Rio Ferdinand's Testimonial against Sevilla on Friday granting him a first opportunity to lead the team out in a home game, there is then the chance to win some silverware in the Community Shield encounter with Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon.
"I just cannot wait to get the season started," enthused the boss. "As I have said before, I know what it is like to walk out at Old Trafford as the manager of the opposition, so to step out in front of more than 75,000 fans as the Manchester United manager will be a special moment for me.
"Being given the chance to manage a club like this was a dream come true for me and probably more so given that the previous manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, wanted me to be in charge of the club. I'm really looking forward to it.
"The support I've had from everybody has been tremendous. It won't always be easy - I know that - but I just hope we can all work together.
"My sole goal is to be successful and have a winning team. I hope that, over the years, we can enjoy plenty of success."
Sunday's Wembley date with Wigan is always seen as the traditional curtain-raiser to the season and United have sold over 47,00 tickets - which is a record number of fans from one club attending a game at the new stadium.
"I will be trying to make this the first trophy of many," he stated. "But, if we win, it's really something that will have been earned by Sir Alex.
"It's because of his good work in the Premier League last season that we're in the Community Shield. I'll do my best to finish off the job but it's Sir Alex who will deserve a lot