It was an incredibly difficult watch for Manchester United supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern over the weekend as the Red Devils toiled to an unconvincing 1-0 triumph over Sheffield United in the FA Cup third round at Old Trafford.
Having huffed and puffed for 90 minutes, Dean Hammond’s injury time trip on Memphis Depay was enough for Wayne Rooney to slot home the penalty while sending Louis van Gaal’s side through to the fourth round.
But it was the manner of the sluggish performance that will really worry United supporters and what’s more, it appeared the club were improving in the Chelsea and Swansea City performances but the game against the Blades was in all honesty, enough to send you to sleep.
To add to Red Devils fans’ frustrations, Louis van Gaal has also noted recently that January arrivals at Old Trafford are unlikely despite many tabloids claiming the club are closing in on Lazio’s Felipe Anderson.
That said, we all know by now that managers sometimes bluff to throw the press of the scent and what’s more, United look like a team that are in need of a few additions with the club looking devoid of ideas for long periods of Saturday evening’s fixture against the Blades.
With transfers naturally in mind this month, we’re today taking a look at five Red Devils transfer rumours that we think can be ruled out during the current window.
Click on the image below to reveal the five Manchester United January transfer rumours that can be ruled out.