As 2018 begins, the transfer window opens. Manchester United currently sit way behind rivals Manchester City in the race for the Premier League, which begs the question, should the Red Devils buy in January?
I’ve always said that if the right player becomes available, then why not? It gives them an extra six months to bed in, while improving the overall outlook of the squad.
After United went on the road and beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park, Jose Mourinho was asked about whether he’ll be dipping his toes into the transfer water, and it’s fair to say he wasn’t going to give anything away.
Mourinho responded by saying that if United are still looking thin on the ground in terms of injuries in two or three weeks time, then he may well spend, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
“I don’t know about transfers.” Jose Mourinho told reporters, including the Daily Mirror.
“In this moment we are in trouble, in two to three weeks time maybe we recover and we breathe in a different way, can we improve now or do we wait until the summer? I cannot say.”
“If somebody comes, welcome. If nobody comes, we are going to fight with the players we have.”
If I were being picky or choosey, I’d love to see United bring in another world-class midfielder to play in a trio alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba. On top of that, a right-winger wouldn’t go amiss as we’ve not really had a regular starter in that area of the field.
Do I think we’ll sign anyone? probably not as the title race is more than likely over already. I fully expect United to sit tight and wait this one out, but I still think it’d make sense to bring someone in.