No matter how strong their squad may appear, a club such as Manchester United can always be improved and the winter transfer window is the ideal mid-season opportunity to do just that.
As ever, the Red Devils are already being linked with numerous January reinforcements, a cycle of speculation that changes on a daily, if not an hourly basis.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have resumed their usual routine and are already challenging for the top spots in the English top flight after a rocky start to the campaign.
Rumours dictate that the club are looking at all areas of the pitch in which they can beef up this New Year, and while not all will come to fruition, that doesn’t stop the near endless stream of gossip being churned out.
With the January transfer edging closer, the following players have been most recently mentioned with a move to Old Trafford in the near future, some of whom not for the first, or last time.