Manchester United’s activity in the marketplace may well have annoyed the punters in the Transfer Tavern over the years, though there’s little doubt the club remain one of the most powerful in it.
Perhaps only Real Madrid can match the Red Devils’ spending power, which makes the fact Old Trafford has seen so many flops arrive in recent years all the more disappointing.
So, reports from the Manchester Evening News suggesting top brass at the Theatre of Dreams are considering appointing a transfer guru have gone down well.
They claim former Spurs and Southampton recruitment chief Paul Mitchell is under consideration, during his gardening leave at White Hart Lane.
Having signed the likes of Dele Alli, Sadio Mane and Dejan Lovren over the years, Mitchell is said to have fallen out with Daniel Levy in north London.
With Man United having so much money to spend on an annual basis, the punters propping up the bar believe Mitchell could be exactly the man to trust with their spending.