Yes; they needed a couple of defenders but when the chance to land a player like Radamel Falcao comes around, you do not say no.
The Colombian international forward has now joined from Monaco on loan for the season with United wisely holding an option to buy the player who is just coming back from a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The Red Devils also brought Ajax’s Daley Blind to Old Trafford in a summer that also saw big money deals completed for Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Angel Di Maria and also Marcos Rojo – who still awaits a work permit to officially complete his switch.
Most neutrals by the bar think that Falcao will be worth every penny of his reported £6 million fee and astronomical wages.
The new Red Devils star has already proved that he can be a consistent goalscorer across a multitude of divisions having scored 34 in 90 appearances for River Plate, 41 in 51 for Porto, 52 in 68 for Atletico Madrid and 11 in 20 for Monaco.