Christmas may be over, but football fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern have the upcoming January transfer window to look forward to – some more than others.
Manchester United fans especially will be awaiting January the 1st more than most.
David Moyes spent the summer trying and failing to add quality additions to his new Manchester United squad and they have spent the first half of the season paying the price.
A comeback victory over Hull City on Boxing Day propelled them to seventh place in the table, eight points behind leaders Arsenal – a gap that Moyes insists can be closed.
It is the sort of result that can be looked back on at the end of the season and be considered a turning point, considering United found themselves 2-0 down after just 13 minutes at the KC Stadium.
Moyes would have been delighted with the character shown by his side since the back-to-back home defeats to Everton and Newcastle United, with three consecutive wins over Aston Villa, West Ham United and Hull having followed.
With Robin van Persie to come back from injury and with the January transfer window just a few days from opening, United fans have more reason to be optimistic heading into the New Year than they would have done just a few weeks ago.
Here we take a look at the five players we think they are most likely to swoop for during the January sales.
Click on Old Trafford to reveal the 5 ‘most likely’ Manchester United swoops during the January sales.