Manchester United should appoint a director of football to ensure further transfer windows run more smoothly after the debacle of this summer - at least that's the opinion of Damien Comolli, who worked in a similar role for both Tottenham and Liverpool.
The Premier League champions endured a frustrating transfer period which very nearly ended in catastrophe, but the club were able to push through a deal for Marouane Fellaini minutes before the cut-off point.
David Moyes did, however, miss out on a number of key targets as the Manchester United boss looked to bring a reputable playmaker to Old Trafford to compensate for the loss of Paul Scholes at the end of last season.
The Scot, along with vice-chairman Ed Woodward, have come under criticism for their apparently naive negotiating over the course of the summer, and Comolli believes the club would benefit from someone specifically in charge of player acquisition.
"If there's a club who needs a director of football it's United," he told BBC Radio Five Live.
"It would ease the process for both individuals."
But, should Manchester United decide to explore this route, who would be in contention to take the role of director of football? Here are some possible candidates...