The seemingly relentless transfer rumour mill just has not stopped whirring at Manchester United ever since the very first moment David Moyes took the reigns at Old Trafford.
At a club with such history and unprecedented stature, the focus always appears to be on just which next high-profile stars are the next in line to leave their considerable imprints on a rich and hugely successful tapestry.
When the market officially re-opens for business in just under two months time, Moyes will presumably be fully aware that, given his utter abject failure to attract a number a number of preferred star targets during the summer, that he is under considerable pressure to boost his own reputation.
One player they have been linked with in recent times is Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria. Obviously given the sheer number of players that are being linked with United at present, such rumours have to be treated with a great deal of caution.
However, Di Maria is a player who I believe would be a quite phenomenal addition for Moyes, and certainly one to dramatically boost his own standing in the market with his own supporters.
The Argentine international - who will look to play a crucial role for his country as they attempt to pull off the considerable feat of lifting the World Cup on enemy territory in Brazil next summer - is a gifted talent whose versatility and flawless technique elevates him onto a stratosphere far beyond that currently occupied by the likes of Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha and Antonio Valencia - United existing trio of misfiring widemen.
With the player reportedly valued by La Liga giants Real at approximately £25 million, Di Maria would obviously represent a rather significant outlay not too far removed from United's record signing.
However, with the club evidently requiring a dramatic boost in creativity - particularly, it must be said, in the wide areas - it is a price surely worth paying.
In today's inflated market, teams with such a reputation simply must lavish these sorts of sums in order to secure the very best players.
Manchester United, despite their timely recent resurgence that was characterised by a truly gritty 1-0 victory over table-toppers Arsenal on Sunday, are in obvious need of reinforcements.
But, these new players must offer obvious quality far above what exists currently in the United ranks - they cannot simply be brought in just to make up the numbers.
The excellent Di Maria is one such player who has begun the season in stellar form yet is still far from guaranteed a starting berth at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Manchester United must sign him in January.
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