The most consistent piece of Manchester United transfer news of late has David Moyes eyeing Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan. But three key factors suggest that fans at Old Trafford should be hoping United don't pursue the Borussia Dortmund player.
Gundogan is an all-action midfielder. This article is not an attempt to play down his skills as a player, because he could answer a lot of the questions being asked of Manchester United's midfield.
If Arturo Vidal is in fact the best in the world at his position, as he told German paper Bild (via Football Italia, h/t ESPN FC), then he is simply holding the title until Gundogan returns from injury to challenge for it again.
There are other factors that must be brought into the equation for a Manchester United team that are rebuilding their squad while rebuilding their reputation after an unsuccessful summer transfer window in 2013.
Here are three things that must be considered.