It’s been less than 24 hours since the transfer window closed and United are already hard at work to secure their next new recruit.
The good news for the Red Devils is that there are no time restraints and transfer windows for this signing.
Ed Woodward and the Glazer family can take their time and get this one right.
According to reports out the BBC, the search for a new technical director or director of football as some call it has resumed.
The initial plan was to make an appointment before the end of the last season.
Initially, so Jose Mourinho could establish a relationship with the new person.
But Mourinho was not crazy on the idea of a middle man. He wanted to deal directly with Ed Woodward and wanted total control over new signings.
Then Jose was sacked. The plan then altered, to make an appointment before a permanent manager was chosen.
Wait hang on, change of plan again. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer works a miracle, and sells it to the board and fans alike. He is appointed.
It is decided that it would be too disruptive to make two new appointments this late in the season.
It is decided that Solskjaer’s new long term vision suits the clubs philosophy and would work no matter who is at the helm.
The club goes on to spend 140 million pounds on players.
Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire are signed.
The difference between them and signings of recent years is that have long term futures at the club. They also have a good potential sell-on value if things were to change.
If you listen to the fans, the transfer window was a disaster. But if you look back, its probably the best one they have had in five years.
Perhaps the greatest coup of all was hanging on to Paul Pogba for at least one more year anyway.
Perhaps the smartest thing they did was not getting dragged into auctions by agents who want to make a small fortune palming of superstar rejects from other clubs.
It has been widely publicised that Ed Woodward has met with legends of old from United dynasties of the past.
Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher, and Rio Ferdinand. Sir Alex Ferguson is also said to still have quite a strong influence in the corridors of power too.
It is in fact a tried and tested method, used at many of the European greats. Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, and Ajax for example.
It appears Manchester United are looking to a blueprint of old. That secures not the only financial success off the field, but footballing success on it.
So the search for the next signing continues.
Whoever comes in will not only have the task of building for the future but to bring almost immediate success.