Manchester United fans didn't expect to see Giuseppe Rossi training with the team this season.
The Italian once pulled on the famous red jersey between 2004 and 2007, but United doesn't necessarily come to mind when Rossi is mentioned.
His finest years came with Villarreal and his return to Old Trafford comes after time with Fiorentina, Celta Vigo, Levante and Genoa.
And although his time in the Premier League didn't exactly work out, he's clearly still respected at Carrington and he had the opportunity to keep fit under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's new regime.
Rossi has been speaking about his return to the club with PA and updated fans on his career by explaining: "When I heard about this opportunity it just brought so much joy.
Rossi returns to Man Utd
"It's great to be playing with these exceptional players that I've been training with. It's helping me stay fit and stay sharp because if you're not sharp they'll definitely be on you.
"I make sure that I'm doing the best I can to better myself but also to help the team do the right things in training."
But in such a period of transition with Solskjaer replacing Jose Mourinho, how does Solskjaer gauge the atmosphere at the club?
Rossi on Solskjaer's United
Well, in summary, very positively and the 31-year-old seems to be describing the very same United that he once played for under Sir Alex Ferguson.
“This just shows you how much of a family Manchester United is. They have always taken care of their players. It's a real privilege to have this opportunity," Rossi reflected with Simon Peach.
"[Solskjaer] has done amazingly. He's brought back the Man Utd way, he's brought back that tranquility that maybe this environment needed.
"You've just got to tip your hat to him and his coaching staff because they've done an amazing job."
Positivity upon positivity.
There seems to be a real feel good factor around United at the moment and it makes a refreshing change after the months of negativity under Mourinho.
Rossi is clear to note the maintenance of tradition at the club, while also passing comment on the brilliance of Solskjaer's job in particular.
As he alludes to, the club legend has brought a new 'tranquility' and six victories in six games suggests it's worked an absolute treat.
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