Breaking the domestic transfer record for Angel di Maria is certainly a statement of intent by the club.
But another wizard in the middle means nothing if the back line looks like it has never met each other and the manager switches formations like a bingo caller.
Louis van Gaal is a big backer of 3-5-2. But the system seems beyond his current squad and may be swopped again with di Maria, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney all jostling for similar positions.
Watching Ashley Young flounder as a wing-back almost made me feel sorry for him.
And surely van Gaal will dip back into the transfer market before Monday to fill the boots of Ferdinand and Vidic with a world-class centre half.
Until then the Red Devils will have to rely on scoring more than they let in – which could provide a nice little punting opportunity.
They visit Burnley on Saturday and I fancy a few goals in front of the TV cameras.
United will be desperate to bounce back from the MK Dons disaster while Burnley shipped three against Chelsea.
They also scored against the Blues and will fancy their chances of getting at van Gaal’s men down the flanks.
Over 3.5 goals in the game plays 2/1 and let’s also have a go at over 4.5 at 9/2.
We can be a bit free with the cash after a perfect start to the season which has seen Betting Spy return 5/1 and 2/1 winners in the first fortnight.
And the luck kept coming on Wednesday night when I hit my first hole-in-one on the golf course.
A rare break from the keyboard meant a quick nine holes in the evening and on the uphill 185-yard ninth the golf gods smiled down on me.
Not so much on my playing partners who approached the hidden green with trepidation followed by a slow-motion howl as the full horror of what had happened dawned on them.
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Running Total for all bets this season to a £10 stake: £+70.00