Louis van Gaal could hardly have foreseen a worse start to his career as Manchester United boss.
The Dutchman is yet to win a competitive fixture since arriving at Old Trafford, losing at home to Swansea City on the opening day of the season and then a tame draw at Sunderland on Sunday.
Things took an unlikely turn for the worse with a shock 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup last night and despite completing the club record signing of Angel Di Maria on the same day, the mood around Old Trafford today is grim.
van Gaal remained calm in the wake of such a shock scoreline – insisting he was not surprised, and that his new team would not be built in just a month.
But the pressure is certainly on for results to improve quickly, especially since the signing of Di Maria took United’s summer spending past the £130 million mark.
And there looks set to be further new arrivals before the transfer window closes in just five days time – and for big money as well.
Here we have identified five players who could follow £59 million signing Angel Di Maria to Old Trafford.