Manchester United are planning to make four signings in the upcoming January transfer window, as they look to keep the faith with under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United have won just twice in their opening eight Premier League fixtures, slipping to 12th in the division following the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years.
Despite their current struggles, the club’s hierarchy are determined to be patient with Solskjaer and will give the Norwegian time to rebuild a squad that is capable of challenging for honours.
Manchester United‘s board accept the difficulty of the task facing the former club great, and will back the 46-year-old in the winter window as he looks to bolster squad.
Despite having spent more than £130m on the likes of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James in the summer window, United’s squad continues to lack both depth and balance and the club will target as many as four new additions in the January transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has transformed #mufc's defence within one summer — per 38 games:
• 7 clean sheets
• 54 goals conceded
• 52.3 xGA
• 9 clean sheets
• 38 goals conceded
• 29.4 xGA
Statistically, the best defence in the league. pic.twitter.com/ydfGlhDTJ4
— ً (@utdrobbo) October 9, 2019
According to the Times, the addition of a centre-forward will be a priority in the new year, with the club failing to replace Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, both leaving the club for Inter Milan during the summer.
Neither Anthony Martial or Marcus Rashford have convinced in a central role so far this season, the club scoring just five goals in their last seven league outings, with Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele being touted as possible targets.
Midfield additions, both offensively and defensively, will also be targeted, with the club’s options thin following the summer exit of Ander Herrera and the continued below-par showings from the likes of Nemanja Matic and Fred.
The news of significant investment will come as a welcome relief to the club’s supporters, having seen their side drop to within just two points of the Premier League’s relegation places prior to the international break, with league leaders Liverpool next up for the struggling Red Devils.