“I think he’ll be a hit”
But Pallister is confident the world record £112m deal will get done and that it will prove to be good business for United.
Pallister told Starsport: “We’re all expecting it. I don’t exactly know what’s holding it up. There’s talk about the agent fees and all sorts of things.
“I think, by the sounds of it, it’s that far down the line that surely is has to get done by the start of the season.
“You want to get him in there as quickly as possible so you can get him integrated to the team and into the set up.