Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are delighted to see that Ed Woodward is finally getting his work done.
It may have taken 12 months longer than expected, but the Manchester United chief executive has been busy completing the transfers of Luke Shaw from Southampton and Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.
Whilst former United boss David Moyes may feel entitled to ask why the deals for two of his top transfer targets were not completed during his tenure, most supporters feel a lot better about the prospect of Louis van Gaal taking on the rebuilding job going forward.
Herrera is a particularly exciting signing for the 20-time English champions.
Moyes’ failure to land him last summer proved the beginning of the end, as United spent the season struggling without a creative midfielder to help them pick apart teams intent on simply stifling the Red Devils – especially at Old Trafford.
The prospect of the Spanish midfielder teaming up with January capture Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and a rejuvenated Robin van Persie has certainly got United supporters looking forward to the new season.
But after last season’s Maraoune Fellaini experience, supporters are certainly hoping their big money signing from Athletic Bilbao hits the ground running.
We have identified five former Manchester United players Herrera would do well to avoid when it comes to studying for inspiration.