Manchester United were busy on deadline day as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw four players arrive in the final hours of the window.
After spending the entirety of the window chasing attacking reinforcements, United finally landed a forward, with Edinson Cavani making the move to Old Trafford.
The former PSG striker signed a one-year deal at the club, providing competition to Solskjaer’s first choice attacking trio.
Alex Telles was also signed, he will provide a significant upgrade on left-back Luke Shaw, after the back four’s shaky performance saw them concede 11 times in the first three Premier League games.
They also signed young wingers Facundo Pellistri and Amad Traore, although the latter will stay with his club Atalanta until January.
It does mean that United go into the season having not filled the gap on the right side of their attack.
Mason Greenwood has been used there, but his long-term future will eventually see him play down the middle.
United tried to land Jadon Sancho and Ousmane Dembele, with both pursuits ending in frustrating fashion.
That saw them turn to Watford ’s Ismaila Sarr, who is a long term target of rivals Liverpool.
He only moved to Watford for a club-record fee of around £30m last summer and produced five goals and six assists in his first year in England.
Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a massive fan of the 22-year-old after he played a key role in ending the Reds’ unbeaten season last term.
Old Trafford bosses made a late push to sign the Senegalese forward, hoping to agree a season-long loan deal that would become permanent next summer.
That was refused before the international window closed, however, there is still a chance he could be on the move, with the domestic window open until October 16.
During that time, clubs from the top-flight can trade with teams in the EFL and vice versa.
But should United or Liverpool want Sarr to impact their chances in Europe, they will be left sorely disappointed.
UEFA have set the 32 Champions League teams until midnight tonight (October 6) to confirm their 25-man squad list for the group stage of the competition.
But UEFA’s registration rules mean that any player signed after the window for international deals closed at 11pm on Monday now cannot feature in the group stages of the Champions League or the Europa League.
That means he wouldn't be available for European fixtures until squads submit a fresh list in January 2021.
Whether that could be a stumbling block in the winger sealing an exit from the Hornets remains to be seen.
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