The January transfer window is now open, and the question everyone seems to be asking is whether Manchester United will be making any big moves that could turn the title tide in their favour.
Notoriously, it’s tough to bring in new players during the mid-season window, but if the right player becomes available, then it certainly makes sense to bring someone in. However, United should avoid buying for buyings sake.
Former England manager Steve McClaren has given his take on the situation, and he reckons that Manchester United don’t need to strengthen. In fact, they just need to get players fit.
“No I don’t think so [Sign anyone].” McClaren responded to Sky Sports News, per the Daily Star.
“I think he just needs to get people fit. Lukaku, Ibrahimovic are examples.
“But I think he’s got a good enough squad and it’s very very difficult to find a player of top top quality which is always required at Manchester United and [one] that will actually come to Manchester United.
“I think they made good signings in the summer, they’ve made progress and led them to second, they’re competing.”
Our squad is strong when everyone is healthy, that goes without saying. However, this still isn’t completely Jose Mourinho’s team, and it’ll take him some time to keep moulding and adjusting things until he gets it 100% right.
What I’m saying is that yes, United can contend with what they have, but there is still plenty to be done behind the scenes. We’re definitely improving, it’s just a shame that Manchester City are having the season of their lives; sometimes that happens in football and you just have to hold your hands up.
Football fans can be reactionary at times, and alright, it was a bad Christmas period for the Red Devils. It’s certainly not all doom and gloom, though, and Mourinho is definitely the correct man to take us to where we want to be.