Manchester United fans around the world will still be disappointed losing to our closest rivals Liverpool FC on Sunday 2-0 at Anfield and again on Wednesday at home to Burnley. The manner of the defeat was that of a team low in confidence and struggling in form.
Whilst there have been glimpses of how good the players can be this season, there has been too many occasions in which the team have simply not been good enough to compete.
With Manchester United one of the biggest teams in world football, more is expected of them. Whilst many fans will point to the injuries of key players Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTomminay it is important to understand that the team needs more than those players to be fit.
As Manchester United fans, we are always reluctant to blame certain players but there are a couple on the team that go missing when the time comes to stand up and be counted.
With all this being said, we have decided to create a list of players that we feel are needed and can be acquired this transfer window. Odds for all these players are changing everyday from bookmakers, we recommend https://www.mightytips.com/bookmakers/ for those looking at comparing the best.
Boubakary Soumare – OSC Lille
With Marcus Rashford out for a couple of months, the team are in urgent need of a striker. Since August reports have stated that Boubakary Soumare is high on the list and Manchester United have sent scouts out to Lille once again to check on the player. As with all January transfer windows, the best players are either overpriced or not available. Manchester United will have to overpay if they want to sign Soumare. Another option would be a loan deal until the end of the season with the clause of signing him if all parties are happy.
Marcos Llorente – Atletico Madrid
In another potential loan deal, Manchester United will try to sign Spanish International defensive midfielder Marcos Llorente. Reports from Spain have stated that the team are reluctant for a loan deal and will press for a £50 million fee. With Nemanja Matic currently playing under-par this is an area where the Red Devils need to get quality.
Bruno Fernandes – Sporting Lisbon
The Portuguese International has been on the list for joining Manchester United in the past 2 transfer windows and for some reason this has not materialised. Reports from the Media suggest Sporting have increased their valuation of the player to 20 Million Euros more than 4 months ago. If this is the hold up then expect other teams to be in the hunt, Bruno Fernandes is one of the hottest midfielders in Europe scoring 15 goals this season and 32 last.
If there are any mistakes in getting the correct transfers in this month, this could mean the end of Solskjaer and Woodward of their jobs at Old Trafford. For more Manchester United news then see our page here.