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Manchester United fans find hilarious reason to celebrate transfer deadline day

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With Jose Mourinho having virtually assured Manchester United fans that there wouldn't be any new arrivals on transfer deadline day, you might think supporters of the Old Trafford club would be fairly quiet today.

But, despite the lack of anticipation around new signings, fans of the Red Devils have found a new reason to celebrate on one of the most chaotic days in the football calendar.

That's because, exactly one year ago today, United were on the verge of selling David De Gea to Real Madrid before an apparent complication with the fax machine scuppered the deal at the last minute. As a result, it looks like August 31 will, in Manchester at least, be forever known as 'Fax Machine Day'.

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Ever since his mooted transfer to the La Liga giants fell through in the final hour's of the 2015 summer transfer window, De Gea has been in inspired form for United - claiming the club's 2015/16 Player of the Year award whilst starting this season in typically dominant style.

It is understandable, then, that United fans are so keen to pay their respects to an outdated piece of office equipment that, so the rumours go, saved them from losing one of their most important players...

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Having claimed three wins from three in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho, and welcomed in the likes of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba already this summer, it isn't surprising to see United supporters having a bit of fun on transfer deadline day.

Whilst fans of rival clubs up and down the country are constantly refreshing twitter feeds in the hope of hearing their club has announced a new signing, fans at Old Trafford simply don't have that worry this time around.

Moreover, with De Gea seemingly now settled into life at Old Trafford and talk of a move to Real having died down in recent times, those fans celebrating today will be hoping they will be able to continue the tradition for many years to come.

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