The January transfer window will slam shut in just over a week, which is plenty of time for teams to capture some signings. Here are four players who I would like to see Manchester United move for, and why it would benefit them.
While most of the footballing world are expecting David Moyes to sign a midfield player in the January transfer market, it now seems as though the former Everton boss is interested in Bayern Munich centre-back Dante. But for all those who would welcome the signing, there are a few things which makes the deal come with a sense of caution. I am in belief of the latter, and I think United should focus their attentions elsewhere.
When Tom Cleverley was progressing through the youth system at Manchester United there was a lot of hope attached to him.
With a gaping hole in the Manchester United midfield right now, here are three reasons why I put forward the name of Ivan Rakitic, Seville's central midfielder.
According to the Telegraph, Manchester United are ready to plug the gap in their midfield by making a bid for Chelsea's two-time Player of the Year, Juan Mata. According to the reports, United will break their transfer record with a fee of around £37 million if the deal goes through, but where would the Spain international fit in at Old Trafford?
If there is a need for a flexible, attacking midfielder at Manchester United, this man certainly has the potential to fill it. Remy Cabella has had an outstanding season with Montpellier so far and as a result his name has been bandied about the European stage in regards of a move, and I believe that no club would suit his attributes as much as United.
With such a remarkable strike force and a high volume of players to choose from at the back, it seems such a shame that Manchester United's midfield looks so poor this season. With Anderson making next to no impact, Marouane Fellaini not living up to his hype and Tom Cleverley, well, being Tom Cleverley, things need sprucing up a bit. Which is where this man could come in.
The deeper a club's history, the more expectation there is on said club - that is usually how it pans out in football. Manchester Unitedare certainly a club with a history, arguably one of the most successful in world football, and that seems to be causing them a few problems this season.
It's been a nightmare start at Manchester United for new boss David Moyes, but unlike some of the fans he won't be giving up any time soon. As the Scot keeps plugging away at his job the rumours keep coming, and the newest one seems to be that Brazilian playmaker Everton Ribeiro is a target and there has been a bid put in, and rejected, for his services from an unknown English club. Whether or not this is United is unclear, but what I am here to say is that David Moyes should forget about the Cruzeiro player and focus on Bundesliga ace Ilkay Gundogan.
When you think of Manchester United winger Nani there is probably not much positivity that comes to mind. With all the hype and build up that came with his signing many moons ago - he was meant to be the next Cristiano Ronaldo, wasn't he? - it now seems that his tenure at Manchester United could be over. The Expressare reporting that he may be used as a makeweight for Sporting midfield William Carvalho, which in my eyes is a perfect deal.