The usual trigger warnings to long-suffering Manchester United supporters apply.
First up, it looks as though they’ve finally taken the hint and withdrawn from the race to sign Frenkie de Jong. Good news for Chelsea, and perhaps even Barcelona if they see sense. United have shifted their attention to another Barça player, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, as well as 35-year-old Jamie Vardy.
Veteran strikers have done the business for United in the past, of course, from Billy Meredith to Teddy Sheringham to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Cristia … but let’s not push our luck with this argument….