No signings being pursued by Manchester United for the January transfer window
Manchester United are not planning on pursuing any players in the January transfer window ahead of the World Cup break, according to Manchester Evening News.
The Red Devils are not actively going after any incoming as of yet. They prefer to wait until the summer to start the second phase of their rebuild under Erik ten Hag.
However, the Manchester-based club have already identified a couple of positions to fill, with a centre forward a priority. The Dutch manager is also keen on adding to his options at right-back.
The winter window will instead see the Old Trafford side likely focus on contract renewals. The club must decide on the extensions of David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Fred.
Man United spent £225.4 million on five players in the summer of 2022, with Martin Dubravka joining on loan from Newcastle United on deadline day. The other incoming were Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro and Antony.
Every player we bought in the recent transfer window has made an impact on the team. The signings have been relatively successful. And after a shaky start to the campaign, the Red Devils seem to be coming back to their best.
However, fans feel the squad needs to be reinforced in January. The club should help Ten Hag in his quest to put up a challenge in the Premier League and Europa League, amongst the other domestic cup competitions.
A right-back is evidently needed. Aaron Wan-Bissaka seems to be out of favour. And that has led to Diogo Dalot starting every game for Man United.
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Also, a number nine would seemingly ease supporters’ nerves. Cristiano Ronaldo has not been at his best and Anthony Martial has been on the sidelines for most of the season. However, it remains to be seen whether the hierarchy will pursue any signings in the winter window.