In stark contrast to this summer, during the transfer window of 2007, Manchester United did impressive business by recruiting the quartet of Carlos Tevez, Owen Hargreaves, Anderson and Nani.
By adding these players to a strong team that had just won the Premier League, United were able to retain the title and win the Champions League as well in 2007-08.
The Red Devils boasted a formidable defence with the central partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Wes Brown at full-back and Edwin van der Sar in goal.
In midfield, United rotated their personnel throughout the season, with Nani, Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Hargreaves, Anderson and Ryan Giggs all contributing, but none of them playing over 30 games in the Premier League.
United’s greatest strength was in attack, though. Their modern-day "holy trinity" of Tevez, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo between them scored an incredible 79 goals in all competitions.
It was Ronaldo who dominated the season, finally proving beyond all doubt he was a world-class talent by scoring 42 goals in all competitions and going on to win both the European and World Footballer of the Year awards at the end of the year.