Louis van Gaal’s side spent over £150 million during the summer transfer window.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is set to be given more funds to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window even though the 20 time league champions spent a record amount during the summer, Goal.com reports.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is set to tell investors that the club are so financially healthy they are able to spend big again in January.
This will undoubtedly please manager van Gaal, who is desperate to restructure his squad and make it into a unit that will be able to challenge for honours again.
Although sides usually do their big business in the summer, the Dutchman might not wait that long and could bring in world-class players in January.
Here are five players that United could target.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
It may be a long shot but a return to the Theatre of Dreams may not be out of the question for Cristano Ronaldo. The forward recently said that he would like to move back to Manchester United one day because he loves the club so much.
Although he did also say that he is happy at Real Madrid at the moment, tensions have been high between the club and their star. The Portuguese international recently criticised Los Blancos’ hierarchy because of their decision to sell winger Angel di Maria.
Although the 29-year-old may be interested in a move back to Old Trafford, Madrid are highly unlikely to let their best player go half way through the season unless the Red Devils were to make the Champions League holders an offer they couldn’t refuse.