However, the good news was that Manchester City did not extend their lead at the top, which means that United can still overhaul their rivals to win the Premiership. The Red Devils have not been at their best, but they have shown in the past that they can maintain consistency in the important periods.
One of the major reasons why United have been very successful under Sir Alex Ferguson is that they have been excellent in the second half of the season after Christmas when many other teams tend to fade. The challenge presented by Roberto Mancini's Manchester City is huge considering the immense depth in their squad, and though United do have a strong squad, Ferguson could look for quality players in the January transfer window.
It is possible that new players who arrive in January can contribute to a strong finish to the season, and if they can sign the right players, then they would certainly have a better chance of winning the title. Ferguson is one of the most astute managers in the game, and the Red Devils could make a couple of intelligent signings in January.
This is a list of 10 players who have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in this January.