3 potential signings for Manchester United in January

Despite improving their defense in summer by bringing in Harry Maguire from Leicester and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace as well as bringing in young winger Daniel James, it’s clear that Manchester United didn’t improve their squad as much as they needed to. After their opening games this season it’s clear that Manchester United’s main issue is scoring goals and creativity, and with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all being injured, Ole has been forced to depend on academy players Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong to score the goals. As a result of not replacing Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, United find themselves stretched and lacking enough quality and options in the final third, with Solskjaer saying “We let Alexis and Romelu go, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that it’s a forward we’re going to recruit, we’re looking for some creativity and goals”. So we’ll be looking at 3 potential signings Solskjaer and United should be looking to complete in January in order to improve their squad.

Erling Braut Håland

After becoming the fourth teenager to score a Champions League hat-trick when he scored 3 goals within the first half in RB Salzburg’s game against Genk, Norwegian striker Erling Braut Håland gained a lot of well deserved praise and attention. It’s clear that his performance against Genk wasn’t a one-off performance either as the young striker has scored 17 goals and registered 5 assists in 9 games for the Austrian side this season, including 4 hat-tricks. Solskjaer will be familiar with Håland as he signed him when he was the manager of Norwegian club Molde, with Håland becoming the clubs top goal scorer for the 17/18 season with 16 goals before leaving for RB Salzburg in January of 2019. Despite only being 19-years-old, Håland has demonstrated that he is a naturally talented attacker who effortlessly scores goals and has plenty of potential to improve as well. As it stands, United are currently 5/1 favourites to sign Håland from RB Salzburg.

Mario Mandzukic

Someone who was linked with a move to Old Trafford towards the end of the summer transfer window was Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic. It would be expected that if Mandzukic were to move to Old Trafford it wouldn’t be as the main starting striker, however looking at United’s worrying lack of depth in attack, Mandzukic would be a useful option to have if Rashford or Martial are injured. Despite currently being 33 years old, Mandzukic has shown that he is still capable of playing up front as he scored 10 goals and registered 7 assists for Juventus last season. With his experience playing for the likes of: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Juventus as well as being a key figure for the Croatian national team which reached the 2018 World Cup, Mandzukic would be a useful player to have in the squad and no doubt help players such as Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood improve.

Bruno Fernandes

Moving away from strikers, one name that has been linked with a move to Old Trafford (for what feels like since the beginning of time) is Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes. After scoring 32 goals and registering 18 assists last season for Sporting Lisbon, Fernandes was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford as well as being linked with Real Madrid and Tottenham, however no transfer materialised and Fernandes remains in Portugal. With Paul Pogba being their strongest source of creativity in midfield, the introduction of Fernandes would provide United with more creativity, and with Pogba being injured for the majority of the season, United’s midfield have been lacking the creativity that players like Pogba and Fernandes are capable of bringing. With their recent injuries, United have had to rely on 17-year old Mason Greenwood to score the goals and he has been the only goal scorer in United’s last 3 games, so to have a midfielder who has shown he is capable of scoring goals as well as assisting them would provide United with more sources for goals, which is what they are severely lacking at the moment.


Bet £5 & Get £20 FREE BETS! 😍
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 2 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £20 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! 🔥
New users only. Min deposit £20. Place qualifying bets of £20 in first 7 days after deposit to unlock free bets. Free bets rewarded as 4 equal free bets that total £40. Min odds 1/1, 3+ legs & expire in 7 days. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟠 £40 Welcome Bonus! 🟠
18+/New depositing customers on STSbet.co.uk only/11.02.20 - until further notice/First deposit min. £10/Qualifying accumulator bet with min. stake of £10 and min. 2 selections with min. odds of 1/2 (1.50) per selection/Bonus: 50% of the stake of the qualifying bet/Max bonus £40, credited once the qualifying bet has settled/Bonus wagering requirements: x6 on min. odds of 1/2 (1.50) as a single bet, or 1/2 (1.50) per selection as part of an accumulator bet. Bonus valid for any sports, for 7 days. Deposit method restrictions apply./ Full T&Cs apply/ BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus
♦️ Bet £15 & Get £15 FREE BET + 2 x £5.50 tickets to our Poker Tournaments! ♦️
18+ | New UK and Ireland customers only | Min £/€15 deposit get max 2 x £5.50 tickets to FootyAccums Poker League | Bet min £/€15 on sports and get £/€15 free sports bet, minimum odds must be 2.0 | Tickets credited automatically after eligible first deposit | Tickets expire in 30 days | Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned | T&C’s apply | BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus

🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔴 Bet £10, Get £20 in free bets! 🔴
New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
New Customers only. Up to £100* in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5* or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES! ✅
New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Betfair account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
📲 MOBILE OFFER - BET £10 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS!!!!
Sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more and we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets. By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below. See full terms below. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £10 & Get £20 in Bonuses 🌟
18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive a £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days.  Plus a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Claim Bonus
BET £10 & GET A £10 FREE BET! 💪
New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.