We got a central midfielder, a striker, obviously the 25% would be for a player from the sides, but we have players. "We thought we've made this 16-hour journey to watch the match, we may as well watch the medal presentation and see the players on their lap of honour".
"I also understand that my club by doing 75 per cent of what I initially asked, I think the club did very well so I don't think I am in a position of crying, moaning, protesting, I am not in a position to say I am not happy with it".
Herrera has proved to be the sort of passionate, tenacious midfielder that United have missed since the likes of Paul Scholes departed the club.
At the other end of the pitch, Lukaku's arrival changes the whole dynamic of the attack.
Under Jose Mourinho, Mkhitaryan has found his form. Who dragged his teammates through the EFL Cup final? "I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if it looks different, or you want to make it look so", he said.
Mourinho's third signing - Victor Lindelof for £31million from Benfica - strengthens his defensive line. The creative Armenian represents a great piece of business at £27 million last summer, given the fees players of his calibre are now going for.
This year, they will have to ensure that they bring back an aura of invincibility to Old Trafford and do not drop points, especially at home.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the table in Mourinho's first term in charge as they effectively surrendered their remaining domestic fixtures in order to prioritise winning the Europa League.
The big Ivorian had an impressive debut season at Old Trafford and will look to improve on that this campaign. After Claudio Bravo's struggles last season a new goalkeeper was essential, while Bernardo Silva should reduce the reliance on Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva for midfield creativity.
Although his stay was brief, the talismanic Swede came and he conquered.
Ahead of their Premier League opener, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident his side can maintain his ideal second-season record.
'He is injured and he needs time to recover, ' said Mourinho. But even Mourinho knew deep down that his first season at the Manchester club was far from what he would have wanted.
Despite Romelu Lukaku's arrival, Mourinho knows the Belgian can not be relied upon exclusively, and requires more from the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford.
Mourinho, meanwhile, has won the title in his second season at every club he's been at since he joined Porto in 2002, as though that is the sweet spot when he's had time to work out his side's deficiencies before the abrasiveness of his personality has worn his players down.