With the January transfer window almost upon us, it's time for clubs to take a good hard look at themselves and identify the areas in which they must seek to improve. With Manchester United still in the race for multiple trophies (wouldn't Jose Mourinho be in Brazil otherwise?), it's time they worked some good ol' January window magic... something on the lines of when they signed Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra in this most underrated of periods in the season.
Here then are seven players that Manchester United ought to target in January:
#7 Alex Sandro
While it is heartening to see Luke Shaw back in the reckoning for the first XI, he still appears a long away from displacing Ashley Young at left-back for the Red Devils. And as impressive as Young has been in this makeshift role, United need to find a younger, more suitable contender for the starting left-back role if they are to seriously challenge for the trophies they want in their cabinet.
There few better left-backs out there than Alex Sandro.
Sandro clearly wants to leave Juventus - his relationship with Massimiliano Allegri having deteriorated to the point of no-return - but while his first choice destination appears to be Chelsea, United have enough in the treasury to convince the Brazilian otherwise.
His only drawback? He can't play in the Champions League this year.