By Dave Marshal
It is a known fact that Manchester United are in a crisis. The 20-time English champions have had an inconsistent start to the season, and are currently under achieving in the Premier League. The January transfer window presents a timely avenue for Jose Mourinho to reinforce his squad as they aim to make a success of this season. After a summer spending spree and a brilliant start to the season which culminated in a Community Shield win against Leicester back in August. We take a look at the transfers, both incoming and outgoing that the Portuguese manager needs to make to ensure The Red Devils retain their place as England’s biggest club.
Since moving to Old Trafford last summer, the likes of Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin have struggled to live up to theirr transfer fees. Under Louis Van Gaal last season, both players enjoyed good starts, but ultimately faded into oblivion as the season progressed. Both players should be sold to generate revenue for the club and free space for potential new arrivals. Memphis joined from PSV but spectacularly lost his place to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as he struggled with his lavish lifestyle. Frenchman, Schneiderlin was decent for Southampton, and will still get offers from mid-level Premier League outfits. Everton are reported to be interested in the 22 year old Dutchman . Both players should cost in the region of £20m.
There has talks of a deal for Benfica defender, Victor Lindelof. It is reported that Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the tough-tackling defender and he has been monitoring the £25m rated player. There is also report of Dimitri Payet to Manchester United. The 29 year old West Ham star is one of the best players in the country and will still offer United the best part of three years, as he is a late bloomer. The France international has been rumoured to be keen on a move to a bigger team and in United, teams don’t come bigger than that. Slaven Bilic, the West Ham manager is facing a fight to keep his marquee player at the London Stadium. A fee of £30m should be enough to lure the player to Manchester. A blockbuster big-money move for Antoine Griezzmann will be made in the summer.
January is not too far, and these transfers must be completed if United are to be successful this campaign