Manchester United were without a doubt the biggest spenders during the summer, with new players arriving at a combined cost of more than £150million.
The likes of Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao should make the 20-time English champions a real force once again, having finished a disappointing seventh last season under the guidance of David Moyes.
Louis van Gaal has since taken over, and is targeting further arrivals in January.
With the nature of United’s summer spending, the Red Devils have found themselves linked with almost every single world class player in Europe – no matter what position.
Van Gaal knows a couple of defensive signings are the priority, but that has not stepped the press from linking United with a host of top class attacking talent – despite the influx of expensive signings in the summer.
Here, we have gone through the rumours and picked out five of the most unlikely arrivals at Old Trafford in January and why.