As Manchester United limped to a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon it became even more apparent just how desperately Louis van Gaal needs reinforcements at Old Trafford.
On the day where news broke of the imminent arrival of Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria for a blockbuster £64 million transfer, the Red Devils must not stop there as they continue their search for new players before the transfer window closes on September 1.
Just as well then that the Premier League giants have been linked with a host of different names, despite having already spent upwards of £160 million on new talent.
Fans will be hoping that last season's seventh place finish in the league is just a one-off, and that Van Gaal will have the necessary impact to help make Manchester United competitive again.
However, the Dutch coach is not a miracle-worker, and the current crop of stars available to him are simply not good enough. He'll need at least two more players in after Di Maria if the club is to have any chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
To find out the latest stars that are being linked with a possible move to Manchester United, click the 'begin slideshow' button below to catch up with all the latest news and transfer rumours from Monday's papers…