Following Jose Mourinho’s exit, Manchester United have been on a bit of a roll, with the Red Devils securing two wins in a row, during which they have scored eight goals.
However, new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might want to make some changes to his side in the upcoming January transfer window. Despite being an interim manager, United’s transfer policy can accommodate a new signing if Ed Woodward decides to greenlight a transfer which can have a long-term impact as well. With this in mind, we will pick three players, who could be an ideal fit for the Premier League giants.
It goes without saying that Manchester United have struggled this season, primarily due to their lack of defensive solidity. The defensive duo of Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling have done a decent job but come nowhere near when compared to other top clubs in the division.
Eric Bailly, on the other hand, had a troubled relationship with Mourinho, which kept him out of action for the most part of the campaign and despite Jose moving on, he will find it difficult to cement his place in the side. Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones continue to struggle with injuries.
Therefore, United are in dire need of a quality defender who can lead the backline and Kalidou Koulibaly, in that regard, could be an excellent choice. The Napoli star is an accomplished defender, who not only bags a vast amount of experience but can also provide solidity as well as quality in their build-up play.
And his chances of leaving the Partonopei have increased after the defender was subjected to racist chants during the Boxing day fixture against Inter Milan this week.
Following a series of underwhelming performances from star player Alexis Sanchez so far this season, it’s probably fair to assume that Solskjaer will be keen to acquire the services of a new winger in January.
Thorgan Hazard, for one, could be an interesting choice, largely thanks to an excellent season that has seen him score nine goals while mustering six assists in just 17 matches for Borussia Monchengladbach.
As a matter of fact, only three players have been involved in more goals than Hazard in the Bundesliga this season, which is enough to signify his importance at the club.
Hazard has looked more mature in regards to his overall game under Dieter Hecking this campaign and considering his excellent potency in front of goal, the 25-year-old is certainly an intriguing option for United in the future.
After bursting onto the scene in the Premier League this season, Aaron Wan-Bissaka might be the subject of a number of transfer speculations in January. And Manchester United could be one of them considering their recent struggles in the full-back department.
The Red Devils lack the services of a young right-back, who can take on the mantle of replacing Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young in the long-term. New signing Diego Dalot has failed to impress so far and therefore, United could make a move for the fantastic Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has been one of the rising stars in the English top flight this campaign.
However, he will certainly cost a fortune, with Palace reluctant to let go of their prized asset just six months after his breakthrough.