Sir Alex Ferguson has built up somewhat of a reputation in years gone by for only buying in a transfer market holding decent value, something the January window doesn’t always yield.
The mid-season window is a chance for European clubs to strengthen their ranks as and where is necessary, getting to grips with just which areas they’re falling short in during the first few months of the season.
Although United find themselves staring Champions League group stage qualification in the face, and are challenging for the Premier League’s top spot, there’s certainly room for improvement.
Despite being a good two months away from the opening of the winter transfer window, rumours and speculation are in full swing already, and take numerous twists and turns in their build-up to January.
Here, we look at some of the most prominent targets to be linked with a move to Old Trafford in the New Year and just how their chances of a Premier League move are progressing.