As the end of the January transfer window approaches, Manchester United fans are eagerly awaiting news about the club's summer spending plans. Despite a relatively quiet January transfer window for the Reds, the focus is now shifting towards the summer and INEOS' potential financial backing.
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While fans may remember last year's frantic scramble for reinforcements in January, this winter has been a different story. Money is tight and loan recruits like Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer have become familiar faces for United supporters.
This time around, the club took a different approach, recognizing the challenges of the current market. United officials made it clear that they would not be making any big moves in January. However, with the team struggling and results not going their way, new players may be the solution to turn things around.
So, what should United do next? MEN Sport has analyzed the situation and put forward their suggestions for managing United in the transfer market. While big signings may be off the table for January, the club can still plan ahead for the summer.
One player to keep an eye on is Ivan Toney from Brentford. If he continues to perform at the level he showed against Nottingham Forest, he could be an excellent addition to United's squad. Known for his goal-scoring abilities, Toney may be on the move in the summer.
Another player worth monitoring is Serhou Guirassy from Stuttgart. He may be a riskier signing than Toney, but his performance in the Bundesliga has been impressive, making him a potential asset for United.
United's need for a center forward is no secret, especially with Anthony Martial's potential departure. Rasmus Hojlund would be the only recognized central striker if Martial were to leave, which is an untenable situation for the club. The search for one or two center forwards must begin immediately, as waiting until the summer may be too late.
However, new CEO Omar Berrada may have even higher priorities on his list. He should focus on organizing permanent departures from the squad, with players like Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, and Donny van de Beek potentially leaving. Clearing space and providing Erik ten Hag with a healthy budget for quality additions should be Berrada's first job as CEO.
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