With full attention understandably being on United's prospective manager, the club have been quietly finalising their preparations for warm-up games before the Football League season gets back into the full swing of things on August 3rd.
One friendly which has been confirmed is a clash with Kevin Blackwell's Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday 13th July, 3pm kick-off.
The other friendlies, which have been reported in various areas of the press, sees a Scottish orientation.
*Greenock Morton are likely to be United's first pre-season opponents at Cappielow Park on Wednesday 3rd July, 7:45pm kick-off.
*Cowdenbeath confirmed on their Twitter page that they are to face the Blades at Central Park on Saturday 6th July, 3:00pm start.
*Wednesday 10th July sees United travel to Kirkcaldy to face Raith Rovers at Stark's Park, 7:30pm kick-off.
All three sides ply their trade in Scotland's First Division.
*United are to keep their preparations for the 13/14 season up north but a little closer to home in the shape of Nigel Worthington's York City on Saturday 27th July, 3:00pm kick-off at Bootham Crescent.
*The Blades are also reportedly arranging a fixture with SPL outfit Aberdeen at Pittodrie, who signed former United midfielder Barry Robson earlier this week. A date is still to be agreed.
*PLEASE NOTE that all of these fixtures are awaiting confirmation from the club.
United won't be flying to the Mediterranean island of Malta this year.