Players from Nottingham Forest, Burnley, Leicester City and Derby County all spring to mind.
Is David Moyes going about it this all the wrong way?
So far the new Manchester United boss has looked for big name signings to improve his squad - but new arrivals Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata have hardly impressed during their time at Old Trafford - although both put in good performances at West Ham yesterday.
But during his time at Everton it was always his buys from the lower leagues that had the biggest impact.
Tim Cahill was an exceptional signing from Millwall, Phil Jagielka was plucked from Sheffield United while an injury prone Joleon Lescott became a sensation at Goodison after arriving from Wolves.
So should he be looking to the Football League for new players?
If so, here are five he might do well to target…
The Nottingham Forest centre-half has reportedly got some of the Premier League big boys checking him out - one of which is said to be Manchester United.
Compared to Sol Campbell by many the 20-year-old is reportedly being valued at a whopping £15 million - so would prove to be a pricey acquisition.
Perhaps the most naturally gifted player outside of the Premier League Derby County fans will hate to see the blonde bombshell leave.
He has already been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool and recently won the Football League Young Player of the Year award.
Could he be their next Paul Scholes?
Perhaps one of the Championship’s most under-rated talents the full-back would also fill a hole at Old Trafford.
A right-back is a necessary acquisition this summer and snapping up the talented former Manchester City star would not be their worst option.
Another excellent defensive talent - who will be in the Premier League next season regardless it seems due to Leicester City’s table-topping form.
In the Rio Ferdinand mould he has all the potential to become an England international in the not so distant future.
Liverpool are already said to be interested in the England under-21 star who has traded in goals for Burnley this season.
United may lose Javier Hernandez this summer so why not see of this goal-getter can do the job at Old Trafford.