Manchester United fans are looking stunned here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Daily Express seem to think they will NOT be investing in any more defenders come January.
This has understandably surprised all our punters and indeed our landlord who all admit over a pint that they thought the first order of business for manager Louis van Gaal would be to strengthen that flaky defence – not to mention try and compensate for some of their injury issues.
However according to Van Gaal, that will not be the case, with the Dutchman claiming: ‘Do we have to buy (defensive) players? No. We have more than enough.’
Given United are in the top three of the league for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, there is no denying that Van Gaal has certainly sorted things out somewhat – but we still think that a couple of central defenders are needed before the club can challenge for the title.