MAN UTD TRANSFER NEWS: Which five players are most likely to join the Red Devils in January?
“It has been a wobbly start to the season for Manchester United”
All in all, it has been a wobbly start to the season for Manchester United.
While Jose Mourinho appears to have now steadied the ship, three defeats in their opening seven matches saw them sinking at an alarming rate.
They trail joint-leaders Manchester City and Liverpool by nine points already down in eighth place.
However, if Mourinho opts for reinforcements in the January transfer window, who is he most likely to sign?
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is the betting favourite with Coral at 6/4.
Alderweireld’s current Spurs deal is set to expire in the summer, meaning the north London club could be tempted into cashing in on the defender while they still can in January.
United are in desperate need of a centre-back, too, with Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones proving inconsistent so far in 2018/19.
Surprisingly, PSG winger Angel Di Maria comes next on the bookies’ list.
The Argentinian is 5/2 to make a shock return to Old Trafford, where he failed to impress in a miserable 2014/15 season before being offloaded to the French outfit.
It is also quite astonishing given the fact Di Maria only put pen to paper on a new three-year deal at the Parc Des Princes on Wednesday.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is 3/1 to join the Red Devils, while Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire is 4/1 to make the switch.
Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon then completes the top five at odds of 9/2.