Patrice Evra expects Manchester United to be busy in January

Manchester United fans will be hoping to see a signing or two made in January, although I wouldn’t hold my breathe because the Glazers are facing a big job to sell the club in the coming year.

That is the main reason why I don’t think Manchester United will back Erik ten Hag like they should in January.

Liverpool are not having a good season by any means but they have already agreed a deal to take Cody Gakpo to Anfield. He’s a player that many tipped as a likely signing for United in recent months, yet it doesn’t sound like Liverpool faced any competition in their quest to sign the Netherlands international.

Interestingly, Fenway Sports Group are also looking to sell Liverpool, but that has not stopped them spending money in January. Gakpo will cost north of £40 million.

Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has explained that he expects United to be active in January, so he is completely overlooking the fact that the Glazers are likely preparing more excuses for their greed.

“You always expect to strengthen, but I don’t want to go into the transfer window panicking and buying players because the fans and media are pushing for it,” Evra told Betfair, as per the Manchester Evening News.

“We need to add something to the squad so we can perform much better. We’re probably going to need a striker, I definitely think we need a defender, Dalot is doing a job, Wan-Bissaka has just disappeared, so I don’t know if we need another right-back. We have competition between Shaw and Malacia. I definitely think we need a centre-back, a striker and a midfielder. That kind of Casemiro player, we still need experience. I’m sure Ten Hag is working with the club and they will try to get something sorted. This transfer window for United also depends on which players are going to leave. I think there are players that are not happy about not playing and they will try to leave.”

Hopefully we are active in the sense of shifting players like Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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