Manchester United aren’t planning to spend a lot of money next January, but they could sign one of their targets if they become available. They are in the middle of a rebuilding project, and the Red Devils have made what executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward described as a ‘mixed’ start to the season.
They landed a couple of players during the summer, but they still need reinforcements, although officials are unsure that the right players will be available when the transfer window reopens in the winter.
According to the Daily Mail, they have a list of targets to pursue next summer instead. However, in the case that one player on that list suddenly becomes available, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer counts with the funds to afford a move.
Players like Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, RB Salzburg’s Erling Haaland, West Ham star Declan Rice, Leicester’s James Maddison and Callum Willson of Bournemouth have all been linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Yet, it remains to be seen if one of them can make their way to Manchester and help them turn things around. United currently rank 7th in the Premier League, 18 points behind leaders Liverpool. They believe January is a ‘tough’ time to do business and so they’ll put all their attention to sign players window opens following the conclusion of the season.
There is a strong belief that the club is going in the right direction after several big-money failures and that the arrivals of Dan James, Harry Maguire, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are evidence of that.
United are favoring moves for younger talent that can be improved, but it won’t be a surprise if they land more experienced names as long as they fit within the club’s ‘culture and philosophy’.