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Dimitar Berbatov makes bizarre Man Utd January transfer window claim

Dimitar Berbatov believes Manchester United do not need to sign a single player in the January transfer window.

The Reds currently sit sixth in the Premier League table four points from the Champions League places, and many United fans have urged the club to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the market this winter.

But former United striker and fan favourite Berbatov believes there is no need to strengthen midway through the season.

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“Normally when the transfer window comes round there is talk about positions and areas where teams need to strengthen, but at the moment can’t I think of anywhere that United need to strengthen,” Berbatov told Betfair. 

“They have a good defence, in midfield Scott McTominay is getting up the ranks and finding his place in the team, Pogba will be back soon, Fred is getting better and better with every game and up front the three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James are unbelievable.

“I don’t think they should go for anyone in January.”

We have to disagree with Berbatov here as we think Solskjaer needs significant investment in his rebuild if he is to shape a squad that is capable of competing.

The United boss acquired three targets in the summer; Daniel James, Harry Maguire an Aaron Wan-Bissaka have each settled in well at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer has to be trusted to bring in more players and while there is an understanding that the January window is difficult to conclude a deal in, Liverpool’s announcement of the signing of RB Salzburg winger Takumi Minamino proves there are deals that can be done.

United need to prioritise a midfielder and striker in January after Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku were not replaced this summer. The Reds need a creative spark in attacking midfielder and a clinical finisher as they have consistently struggled to put away the lesser teams that are content to defend deep in numbers.

 

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