So the Mata deal seems to be moving along towards a positive outcome,so hopefully zmr Woodward will not come a cropper with this one as he did with a number of other attempts to sign players that came nothing last summer.
Many pundits have already had their say on whether the guy is the right man for United but one things for sure he cannot be any worse than the useless Fellaini ,already featuring highly in the list of worst ever signings.Moyes has to,get it right with this one and carry on from there with at least one more major acquisition before the transfer window closes.
So many names are being banded about for virtually every position including goalkeeper.Clearly,defensive weaknesses need to be plugged both at full back and central defence.Baines seems to be out of reach,Shaw at Southampton seems to be attracting a lot of speculation,.
But what about Vidic,Rio,Evans,Smalling and Jones.? Are ANY of them really good enough to hold down the crucial central positions,,as age,inconsistency and just being plain not good enough posing many problems for Moyes and his team.
Tonight will see a different pairing and their success or failure to keep out the mighty,re,Sunderland will go a good way to determining their futures at Old Trafford.