Manchester United did bring in a player on transfer deadline day, but it was a left-field addition (both literally and metaphorically).
Manchester United may have had a quiet transfer window by their recent standards but that did not stop them springing something of a surprise in the early hours.
While United fans were surely hoping for some defensive reinforcements the player who did ultimately arrive would have raised a few eyebrows, with Bolton Wanderers’ Andy Kellett signing on loan for the rest of the season.
Saidy Janko headed the other way as part of the deal, so for those United fans wishing to know about their latest addition, here are five facts to get you started:
1) Kellett was born in Bolton in 1993. He began his youth career at the Trotters in 2002 and made his senior debut against Leicester City back in April.
2) The left-back has only made four senior appearances for Bolton, having previously turned out 61 times for their under-21 side. In that time he has scored three goals and provided three assists at the lower level.
3) Kellett was previously on loan at Plymouth Argyle, where he made 15 appearances and scored one goal.
4) United’s new arrival is cup-tied for the FA Cup having played in that competition for Plymouth earlier in the campaign.
5) Kellett’s first senior goal came this season, in a 3-2 win against Northampton Town.
Given the 21-year-old's lack of experience and the presence of Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind at Old Trafford, Kellett’s chances of getting first-team action this season appear slim, with a campaign spent in United’s under-21 side surely the most likely option at this time.