23 Oct 2019
Five players whom Manchester United should target in January
Manchester United are going through a woeful form this season, as they find themselves down to the 13th spot in the Premier League.
Undoubtedly, this is one of their worst starts.
With problems aplenty, the side is contemplating bringing in fresh faces.
On the same note, we take a look at the players the club should sign during the January transfer window.
The former Newcastle United flop could be what United need
Florian Thauvin might not be a popular name in the Premier League, following his unsuccessful stint with Newcastle United in 2015-16.
However, he has been making a name for himself at Marseille since 2016.
Having played 152 matches so far, he has scored 63 goals.
While he might lack the pace required in EPL, his ability to assist and take positions could aid United.
This Portuguese sensation can save United
Bruno Fernandes has been on United's radar for quite some time and it's about time they get him.
The Portuguese has tremendous energy, just like his country-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, to press the ball, retrieve and play it to his team-mates, besides occasionally scoring all by himself.
His ability to create chances is what United lack at the moment and he could deliver it.
A Frenchman who can help United break the shackles
United had a good goal-scoring rate soon after Solskjaer's appointment as an interim coach.
However, it has dipped massively this season.
Meanwhile, the side now lacks the ability to penetrate through the opponent's defense, which makes winning matches difficult.
Moussa Dembele is one such man who can resolve these issues, owing to his impressive display of such skills at Lyon so far.
A Croatian who could be a force for United
United have big names in their forward line-up in the form of Paul Pogba and many others.
However, they have displayed immature gameplay so far this season.
Croatia's Mario Mandžukić, who has had a good stint at Juventus, could boost United's forward, owing to his physical strength, versatility, mobility, and fitness.
Having fallen out of the Series A champion's radar, United should sign him.
The Welsh wonder-boy is certainly a product United would relish
Gareth Bale is undoubtedly one of the top footballers in Europe currently.
Moreover, he is notably an EPL product, having begun his career in England.
He was a force at Tottenham Hotspur before moving to Real Madrid.
Therefore, he is well aware of the tactics needed to survive in the EPL.
Thus, all United need to do is sign him.