January is a tough time to do business. No club is willing to sell their best in middle of the season and upset their fans. However, when you having buying capacity like United, nothing is impossible.
Here we look at some of the positions that United will like to target this transfer window.
Arguably the most important position that United need to work on is left back. Though Luke Shaw has shown sign of brilliance time to time, his fitness level has been no way near what is required at this level. His frequent absence has left United with make shift left backs through out the past couple of season.
Daley Blind, Marcus Rojo, Matteo Darmian all have been deployed in that position my Mourinho. Even Ashley Young has played left back for United during Louis van Gaal era.
This has resulted in an unstable backline. Also, all of his replacements don’t posses the pace he has, making it easier of opposition’s wingers to run past them. For example Daley Blind had a nightmare in match against Middlesbrough when Adama Traore ran rings around him.
With Premier League as competitive as ever, a team with such high ambitions cannot afford to have weaknesses. So it’s high time Mourinho finds a left back that suits his style.
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