Manchester United Speculation: 5 Players Sir Alex Ferguson Could Use in January
Manchester United have looked up for a fight at the top of the table, but there still continues to be times when they look as though something is missing from the club.
The addition of Robin Van Persie has proven an excellent add, as has the signing of Shinji Kagawa. However, there are still several pieces of the puzzle that just are still in need of fitting the right way.
Contract talks with Nani have caused unease to spread, as have the issues of the advancement in age of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra.
Likewise, the increasingly fragile body of Nemaja Vidic has been frustrating to United and their fans for the last year.
Sir Alex Ferguson needs some more players in the right places to help bring his club all the way to full fighting strength, and some speculated ideal candidates are discussed as follows.
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Although the likelihood of Everton letting 27-year-old left back Leighton Baines go is slim, Manchester United would benefit massively from a reliable second option to Patrice Evra.
As Evra is advancing in age, there appears to be no true heir to his place on the left, and Baines would be by far the best English option for the Red Devils to chase, but perhaps the hardest to land.
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A rising star in Scottish football with Celtic FC, midfielder Victor Wanyama could add some box to box quality to the center of the park.
According to the Mirror, Wanyama is indeed a target for the Red Devils and could be a possible swoop signing in January.
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With contract talks for Nani stalling and the Portuguese winger linked with a move to Juventus since the summer transfer period as claimed by TalkSport, there could be potential for a cash and player swap deal in January that could prove a smart bit of business for either side.
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If Manchester United indeed want to go after a young midfielder that has the potential to become a club great, then Malaga's 20-year-old Spanish U21 international Isco is the ticket.
The Guardian linked the player with a move to Old Trafford in early October, and with the Spanish club's financial issues, he could be a great pickup for a bargain price even with competition for his signature.
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The Red Devils have a great history of seeing Dutch players become huge stars, and with Strootman playing behind Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie, he could become a monster for the club.