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Why Man Utd didn't sign anyone in the January transfer window?

Mudeet Arora
A look at Why Manchester United haven't signed anyone in the January transfer window
A look at Why Manchester United haven't signed anyone in the January transfer window / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
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By now, Manchester United might have realised or understood that their club isn't going to sign anyone in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils were linked with multiple stars like Ruben Neves, Amadou Haidara and Boubacar Kamara in order to repair their defensive midfield, which has been the reason for their failure to impress this season.

However, United did what they usually do in January when we look at history, they sat quiet!

Why?

There are multiple reasons why!

The Red Devils were reported to be considering at least one signing depending on departures from the club. They did manage to offload Anthony Martial to Sevilla on loan along with other players.

Donny van de Beek is hours away from completing his move to Everton on loan.

United have gone into this window with a view to trimming their squad before they can go ahead and make their next big signing in midfield, which is an area that is desperate for some quality.

As rude as it sounds if United are to become title challengers, Fred and I also believe Scott McTominay cannot remain in that midfield.

It has been reported that United will push for Declan Rice most in the summer transfer window. If they don't succeed there, they have a list of Haidara, Kamara and Neves as options to repair their midfield.

Obviously, United's transfer charge won't end with the midfield. A new striker will be prime priority for the club in the summer with Cavani leaving and Martial probably pushing for a permanent move. the Red Devils have been linked on and off with Erling Haaland.

Finally, we could see Dean Henderson moving away from United as it is quite clear he can't replace David De Gea as the club's first choice goalkeeper. This could also mean the Red Devils could dive into the market for a backup shot-stopper in the summer transfer window.

United fans probably feel the club should have moved for a midfield target in January, and they're not wrong, but maybe five months down the line, they'll look back at the decisions taken in this window to be wise.


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