The January transfer window is almost over, and Manchester United are certainly leaving it late to do any business in the middle of the season. However, according to The Telegraph, Louis van Gaal has identified two areas in which he has to make additions this month.
According to those reports, Manchester United are still trying to sign a left-back and a centre-back this January, with around a week to go until the transfer window slams shut.
You can certainly understand why Louis van Gaal wants to bring a left-back in. Luke Shaw is done for the season, as is Marcos Rojo, and Ashley Young has just undergone surgery too. There have been shouts for Ashley Cole to come in, who has just had his contract terminated out in Italy, but for me, I’d prefer someone like Ricardo Rodriguez of Wolfsburg.
The centre-back position is a curious one. Chris Smalling is doing exceptionally well at the moment, and Daley Blind isn’t doing bad either. However I’d love for the club to sign a world class centre-half to sit alongside Smalling. Who’s available in the middle of the season though?