Sir Bobby Charlton was not the only person delighted to see Manchester United clinch their first signing of the summer yesterday.
The Red Devils wrapped up the £29.9 million transfer of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao after a late hitch, kicking off an apparent spree.
With Luke Shaw understood to be undergoing a medical, all the uncertainty around United being able to attract big money signings seems to have been quickly washed away.
Herrera said he was delighted to be joining, and told MUTV he could not wait to play under new manager Louis van Gaal.
Assistant boss Ryan Giggs subsequently confirmed Herrera would be joining the club on their pre-season tour of America, where the Red Devils will play Roma and Real Madrid among others.
He told ManUtd.com: "Signing for Manchester United is a dream come true. I have played at Old Trafford for Athletic Club in the UEFA Europa League and it was one of the highlights of my career so far. I have joined United to do all I can to help the team reach the club's objectives."
Herrera went onto explain in his MUTV interview that former Spanish under-21 teammates David de Gea and Juan Mata had been in touch, and helped sell the club and switch to England to him. Both contacted him on Twitter to wish him congratulations on the switch.
Herrera helps solve a problem position at the club, which has existed for years. Marouane Fellaini last summer was the first central midfielder signed by United since Owen Hargreaves in 2007, and his underwhelming season meant strengthening was required.
The Spaniard is not expected to fix the club's shortcomings in the area on his own. Juventus' Arturo Vidal has been linked, while William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon remains an option.
Right now though United fans are simply basking in the glow of seeing the club seal their first major addition of the summer, and Herrera's signature is certainly being well received, with a little rare praise for CEO Ed Woodward.
Here is a look at how supporters reacted on Twitter to the news being confirmed:
Ander Herrera. Seen him play maybe 10 times. Outstanding footballer. Importantly not afraid to get stuck in. Not great yet but will be.#mufc— Ste Lewis (@LVGrenaissance) June 26, 2014
Never seen Herrera play. But that's fine. I've never seen Cleverley play either and I've been watching him for years.— Not Chris Taylor (@the_itch1980) June 26, 2014
Nice to FINALLY get a midfielder. Herrera impressive when I've seen him but will need other signings to play with.— Aaron Gill (@izzydiggler) June 26, 2014
Woodward had a poor summer last year, but since then he's gotten Mata and Herrera both of which were very tricky deals. Credit where due.— Red (@ThatBoyGiggsy) June 26, 2014
Suarez gets a 4 month ban. Manchester United finally sign Ander Herrera. Adnan Januzaj starts for Belgium. What a beautiful day.— Mukund' (@ScholesLegacy) June 26, 2014
5 years after the CL final humiliation by Xavi and co, @ManUtd sign a CM in Herrera; relieved, and delighted. Better late than never.— kishan pb (@kishanpb) June 26, 2014
"Ander Herrera is yet to play a game for ManUtd and he still has the same premier league titles as Stevie Gerrard"— Official Nana Yaw (@SirBackstage) June 26, 2014