A large portion of Manchester United supporters here in the Football Transfer Tavern are getting themselves used to the fact that Louis van Gaal will probably be lasting the entirety of the rest of the season despite what they think of him.
With a lot of Red Devils fans’ opinions having changed about the Dutchman in accordance with the club limping out of the Champions League at the hands of Wolfsburg last week, the overarching concern is whether the club are even closer to the league title than they were under David Moyes.
It’s a real problem when Ed Woodward has sanctioned £250 million worth of new talent, yet still, there seems gaping holes of quality in United’s squad.
Taking a quick glance at the full Premier League table at the moment, United are still relatively well placed on 35 points in fourth place at the moment and the Red Devils have actually conceded the fewest amount of goals in the division (12).
While the likes of David De Gea and Chris Smalling are doing an admirable job at the back, the real problem is the lack of goals at the other end of the field with United having only scored 21 in comparison to Leicester City, Arsenal and Manchester City’s totals of 34, 29 and 32 respectively.
So understandably, strikers will surely need to be on United’s January hitlist next month but who could be arriving at Old Trafford in another wave of free-spending?
Here’s five players that United must simply attempt to sign in the January transfer window.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players Manchester United must attempt to sign in January.