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5 players Manchester United should look to sign in January

Liam Canning
Top 5 / Top 10
02 Dec 2017, 00:15 IST

As the January transfer window approaches, clubs will start to finalise their shortlist of players they seek to strike up deals for.

Typically, January is quiet for Premier League clubs, but Manchester United need reinforcements heading into a very competitive and fixture-heavy part of the season.

There are two clear weak points in Manchester United’s squad: the left back and an orthodox winger. Here are five suggestions that would adequately fill those roles: 

#1 Danny Rose

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Danny Rose

The England left back has fallen out considerably with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, and, coincidentally, dropped down the pecking order in the first-team.

Rose was one of the first names on Pochettino’s team, but comments made to the press at the start of the season has rightly struck a nerve with the Spurs hierarchy.

The former Southampton left back was injured for a large part of 2017, but is now back and raring to go. He has featured in a few Champions League and Premier League games, but it appears Pochettino does not trust Rose to play twice in one week, hence the rotation.

Manchester United’s left back issue revolves around Luke Shaw’s absence from the first-team due to consistent injuries and questions being asked about his temperament. 

While the Red Devils have Daley Blind, the Dutchmen is not a player that strikes fear into the opposition’s defence with his attacking menace. But Rose does, which is why it would make sense to try to coordinate a swap deal for Rose and Shaw. 

Swap deals rarely happen in football but, in this instance, it does seemingly point to this direction. It would be a deal that is beneficial to all parties involved. 

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