Manchester United have been adamant they won’t panic buy in January but former defender Gary Neville believes they will if they can find the right players.
United’s defending has been largely poor throughout the season and only a short spell before Christmas when Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo played together in a back four did United look anything close to solid.
Several defenders including Ron Vlaar, Diego Godin, Ezequiel Garay an Aymeric Laporte have been linked along with Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels but Van Gaal has been unmoved whenever asked about his transfer plans this month.
But given the lack of defensive cohesion and any real quality, Neville believes United will buy if they can.
“I think United will strengthen in the January transfer market if they can do business,” Neville said after the 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
United also claimed it was unlikely anyone would join during the last January window but the club soon broke their own transfer record to bring Juan Mata to the club.
Whilst Mata was a unique case, it does show that United will be willing to move if they get word that one of their key targets might be available within the next four weeks.