Back in the summer, when the transfer window was very much open, speculation was rife that Jose Mourinho wanted to add to his quota of defenders, obviously feeling the heart of his defence was a weak point that needed paying attention to if United were to close the gap on Manchester City.
As it turned out, despite a plethora of rumours linking Manchester United to several top-class defenders, our hopes turned to frustration with Mourinho, for one reason or another, being unable to bring in anybody to supplement those already on the Old Trafford books.
One player Manchester United were linked with was the Columbian centre-back, Yerry Mina.
At the time Mina was on the books of the Catalan giants Barcelona and, as it turned out, opted to move to Goodison Park and join our Premier League rivals, Everton.
But, were Manchester United really in the race for Mina?
It would appear not!
According to the popular news source, the Guardian, any talk of 24-year-old moving from the Nou Camp to Old Trafford was just that, talk, with Mina admitting it was all being driven by his agent.
Which just goes to show how manipulative this game of ours has become and how agents are guilty of generating speculation that is far, far from the truth.
Like my late father once told me, the only correct thing in some media publications is the date!