I think one of the problems is how many new players we've brought in.
People saying that Koeman is stubborn and wanting to play players he's brought in. Fair enough, that's part of the picture - he does have to justify his position after all - but he is still trying out all these new players to see who fits where, who gets an understanding with who.
I really want to see Lookman get some more time on the pitch. I think he's at the point where regular late-game cameos will really help him.
I really like the look of Vlasic - cheeky little signing. He looks very strong, composed, experienced and mature for such a young lad.
I am desperate to see more of Sandro - he has a greatly promising pedigree and I believe with regular game time he can really grow into this league. His control, movement and fast feet show occasional glimpses that have me dreaming we're unearthing the next Aguero.
I am excited that we have the captain of Europa finalists Ajax in the team who has a record of popping up with important goals.
The Sigurdsson saga was dragged out long enough to remove most of the excitement but we have signed a very decent player and i'd really like to see how he is once he's settled and doing well.
I also really love all the things Rooney brings - experience, leadship, presence, goals - and I can't help but think that when the rest of the team has the confidence not to rely on him all the time it will be liberating for him to be able to do his own role well, rather than trying to do everything for everyone all the time.
The point is - we have so many players to bed in and it takes time. The amount of players we've bought, plus the amount of promising youngsters we have, plus the key players we have coming back from injury in the next few months tell me that this could take all season to become coherant.
With any new signings in January to come - this could seriously be 2 seasons worth of finding our feet and a system that works.
The bigger question, I think, is this - would a better manager get this done quicker and more successfully?