With the January transfer deadline fast approaching, it’s hoped that Man Utd will remain busy and get some business done before the end of the month.
It’s been an incredible run since mid-December, as interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rattled off seven consecutive wins across all competitions.
Our improved league form has ensured that we’re back in the hunt for a top-four finish, and perhaps with the help of additions in January, it could further strengthen our hopes of Champions League qualification for next season.
Speculation is rife over potential deals that could happen involving the Red Devils, with five standing out in particular.
As per the Sun, the £25m Dutch winger is on our radar this month as Solskjaer looks at potentially bolstering his attacking options.
The 21-year-old has impressed so far this season, bagging 10 goals and nine assists in 25 outings, and so perhaps if’ United are looking to add a new dynamic to the attack, he could be a solution both in the immediate and long-term future.
Both our attack and defence have improved under Solskjaer, but as noted by ESPN, the Napoli defender remains a reported priority for us to bolster our backline.
Given the quality he has shown for the Serie A giants over an extended period of time, in terms of both adding solidity at the back and the class to play out from defence, he would be a great addition. However, with the report adding that he could be valued in excess of £95m, it seems like a long shot to suggest a January deal is on the cards.
In order to make space for Koulibaly, the Telegraph have reported that Rojo could be offloaded. Given his lack of playing time and influence for United, it seems like a sensible choice.
By trimming the squad while also cutting his salary off the wage bill, it could be a step in the right direction to finally landing a marquee signing for our defence.
It seems inevitable that the Italian ace will move on this month, with the Guardian noting that Juventus are expected to wrap up a deal to sign him.
Similarly to Rojo, given his lack of playing time, he does appear surplus to requirements and could help fund our own moves in the market moving forward.
Until a permanent manager is appointed, it’s difficult to see too many major additions made to the squad. Instead, January could be used to offload certain players in preparation for a spending spree this summer.
As per the Metro, Monaco have been linked with Fellaini, and given the impact the likes of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera have had in our winning run, it could be argued that cutting the Belgian loose would also be a good move.