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5 Bargain buys for Manchester United in January

Varun Aithal
ANALYST
14.35K   //    25 Dec 2017, 22:38 IST

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Pointing toward possibilities.

Manchester United are 13 points behind Manchester City after they played out a draw against Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Leicester City scored an equalizer just a few seconds before the stoppage and this has left Manchester United fans furious about Jose Mourinho.

Securing the title looks a difficult task for the Red Devils but they, at the very least, have to make Pep Guardiola’s side work hard in order to secure the top flight crown. To do this, Manchester United need some reinforcements to their squad.

Jose Mourinho, in the press conference, has said that he is not a big admirer of January transfer window. But stated that if the right player is available, he will be spending the money for the player.

There are three clear weak points in Manchester United’s squad: the left back, an orthodox winger and a striker. With £80 million reportedly set to be made available to Mourinho, here are five suggestions that would appropriately fill those roles:


5) Kieran Tierney

Celtic v Kilmarnock - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Left-back position has been a problem for Manchester United and already four players have been tried out at this position - Ashley Young, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw.

At just 20, the Scottish looks way beyond his years and has every chance to become one of the best defenders in the world. He has the ability to traverse the pitch for full 90 minutes. Also, Tierney has the pace and athleticism demanded of new-gen full-backs.

Tierney might not come for a cheap price but could be a viable target if United want a long-term solution to a position that has been a headache for Mourinho.

Price: £17 million

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