It was a busy night for Jose Mourinho as he was spotted out and about in Manchester on Wednesday.
The Manchester United manager returned to the Lowry Hotel early in the evening with a smile and a wave for the staff before heading straight back out.
Dressed head to toe in a club tracksuit and with his hood up to protect him from the cold, the Portuguese made his way through the city centre with an associate.
They eventually settled on a place to eat, Brazilian restaurant Bem Brazil, after being accosted by a homeless man asking for some spare change.
Mourinho may well be considering asking executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to turn out his pockets this January.
The United boss remains desperate for a new centre-back that he so publicly craved during the summer.
He chased a handful of defenders including Leicester’s Harry Maguire but was overruled by Woodward in his quest to strengthen the squad.
But he will have to make do with what he has now when Crystal Palace come to Old Trafford on Saturday.
United sit eighth in the table after 12 games, behind both Watford and Bournemouth, and have already conceded 21 goals in the process.