Report: Manchester United Will Not Be On A Spending Spree In January

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According to reports from BBC, Manchester United aren’t going to spend heavily in the upcoming January transfer window. The report has cited the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward who has played down transfer activities in the upcoming winter transfer window. With long term targets becoming unavailable, the Red Devils will not be looking at short term fixes.

Woodward said, “We are not looking to enter the market for short-term fixes,” said Woodward, speaking on the day United posted a 9.9% fall in revenue to £88.7m for the three months to the end of September, which reflected “absence from the Champions League. However, we have targets we are looking at for next summer. Should any of them become available in January, which is obviously rare, we will consider acting. But it is a low probability.”

United had gone on a summer spending spree signing Ander Herrera (£28m), Luke Shaw (£27m), Marcos Rojo (£16m) and Daley Blind (£13.8m), as well as £6m to bring in Radamel Falcao on loan. There have been reports that the Manchester outfit are looking to make Falcao’s deal permanent by offering further £44m to Monaco but there have been no developments over the move.

United though have been hit with injuries and there are suggestions that they are looking to buy a centre back in January. Manager Louis Van Gaal is yet to plug the defensive gap with Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand all leaving the club at the end of last season. Moreover injuries to Johnny Evans and Phil Jones have compounded the misery which has forced United to field youngsters Taylor Blackett and Paddy McNair in the heart of the defense.

(Player values are taken from BBC and transfermarkt.com

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