You could argue that perhaps no club went into the January transfer window under more pressure than Manchester United.
David Moyes has endured a turbulent first six months in the Old Trafford hot seat, with his side currently lying in seventh place in the Premier League, six points away from the top four, and twelve points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Moyes has struggled with injury problems this season, with main strikers Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney often struggling for full fitness.
The midfield has perhaps been the area in which United have struggled the most.
The club failed to bring in their top midfield targets in the summer, and deadline day signing Maraoune Fellaini has struggled for form and fitness.
Defensively, Moyes has struggled to fill the void left by the injured Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand at various points during the season, and with the pair out of contract in the summer and likely to move on, the club found themselves linked with a host of defensive signings.
The club have also had a number of players linked with moves away from Old Trafford, with youngsters looking for loan experience, and players looking for first team action all coming under scrutiny.
With all this in mind, we have listed five things we have learnt from Manchester United, now the January transfer window has slammed shut.
Click on Old Trafford to reveal the 5 things we learnt from Manchester United over the January transfer window.
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