United fans here in the Tavern pose a sense of excitement, as the saviour of the January transfer window edges ever closer.
Juan Mata and Manchester United have shared similar feelings over the duration of the season, a sense of frustration. The Spanish attacker has been unlucky to find himself in the midst of a United squad filled with such an array of quality. For a player who always used to be banked on as the go to man in a creative sense, seems to have turned out to be the forgotten man.
But as the player edges nearer to the end of his contract with the Manchester side, Real Madrid have ignited an interest in the Spanish attacker as they look to swoop for him in January.
Jose Mourinho has always chopped and changed his side, as he seems to be more focused on how the opposition sets up opposed to his team playing to their strengths.
After the signing of Henrik Mkhitaryan last season, Mata must have always had an incline in the back of his mind that this could be his possible replacement. To be perfectly honest, this is exactly how it turned out to be, as the Armenian is seemingly a part of Mourinho’s plans.
Although a sloppy start to proceedings in the Premier League may have hampered some fans spirits, they are still going strong in the Champions League with a 100% win percentage. So for a team in such a promising position in Europe, the January transfer window will be one that Mourinho will be keen to make use of.
So for any of the fringe and underachieving United players, this spells trouble.
Here’s TWO United players that could potentially follow Mata out of the door…