How the Red Devils could improve in the New Year.
It has hardly been the best of starts at Manchester United for new manager Louis van Gaal despite the fact the Dutchman spent a club record £151.7m on new players over the summer.
The Red Devils have been going through an ongoing transition since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/13 season and January is likely to be busy in the transfer market for van Gaal once more.
Here are five players van Gaal should be targeting to improve his squad.
Fabio Coentrao, Real Madrid
It may appear that United have an abundance of left-backs currently, but in reality Luke Shaw is the only natural in the role and although Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo can fill in they are needed elsewhere.
Shaw is a promising talent, but has already admitted to feeling the pressure at Old Trafford and this Portugal international could be available from Madrid as he has been underused so far this term.
Source: Daily Express.