Although Manchester United’s transfer window wasn’t the bustling success that many a Red Devil will have been hoping for, the deadline day signature of Marouane Fellaini provided a gleam of light at the end of the tunnel.
The Belgian international joined for a fee of £27.5 million, although, as the Telegraph’s Mark Ogden explains, £4 million of that was Fellaini’s forfeited loyalty bonus.
Considering only three transfers were completed by the Red Devils this summer, it’s fair to say that the club dealt in terms of quality and not quantity.
That being the case, here’s why the one big signing that Manchester United did eventually sew up is one of the best they could have hoped for.
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