It may have been defensive reinforcements that were expected at Old Trafford but Louis van Gaal looks to have made another move to strengthen his attacking options at Manchester United as the end of the transfer window approaches.
The club look to have agreed a deal with Monaco to bring striker Radamel Falcao to the Premier League for the rest of the season with the Colombia international set to complete his move today and the bookmakers have suspended betting and opened markets on how he will perform at his new club.
William Hill expect the former Atletico Madrid man to fire regularly for van Gaal's side, offering 5/6 (1.83) that he scores 13 or more Premier League goals this season.
Falcao missed the World Cup due to a serious knee problem and his questionable injury record could still be seen as a potential risk for United, despite a smaller fee being paid to take him on loan compared to that which would prise him from Monaco on a permanent deal.
Punters who believe the 28-year-old will struggle to get into double figures for United can back 5/6 (1.83) about him to score 12 or fewer goals in the remaining Premier League campaign.
Where Falcao will fit in remains to be seen but he is certainly a talented goalscorer with 63 goals in his 88 league games since 2011 and the same firm offer 3/1 (4.0) on him outscoring his Manchester United teammates this season.
Wayne Rooney is the 5/4 (2.25) favourite for that accolade with Robin van Perise, who is yet to get off the mark this season, available at 6/4 (2.50) to finish as the leading goalscorer at Old Trafford.
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