Man United unlikely to sign players in the January transfer window: report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are unlikely to make any new signings during the January transfer window, according to reports.

Players like Antoine Griezmann, James Rodriguez, Lucas Moura and Isco have all been linked with moves to Old Trafford in the past few weeks.

Demand for fresh reinforcements amplified this week after Man United succumbed to three straight defeats in the space of eight days.

However, despite United’s recent slump in form, is has been revealed by Mail Online’s Jack Gaughan that Mourinho is still unlikely to bring in more players next January.

January signings are always precarious investments: splashing out mid-way through the season, as David Moyes did in 2014, is tantamount with admitting to abject failure, or labelling your current crop of players as not sufficient as you enter the season’s sizzling business end. It can, more often than not, prove to be a detrimental gesture.

To look for new reinforcements at the first hint of discomfort is a typical knee-jerk reaction amongst many football fans – a desperate plea for an absolute, instant answer.

But football is more nuanced than that. Bringing in a new player would not, contrary to popular belief, bring immediate answers. Immediate answers don’t happen in football, unless, of course, we’re talking about Marcus Rashford.

The main point, though, is that working with your current group of players, focusing on improving various aspects as a collective is – and always has been – the far more practical solution.

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