Three Players Manchester United Should Target In January Including This Real Madrid Starlet

Three Players Manchester United Should Target In January ( Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can be seen in the picture)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United reacts after the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on January 06, 2021 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)

It has been a positive season for Manchester United so far. For a side that started the campaign with two defeats in three league games, the Red Devils have shown tremendous character and determination to get to the top of the points table. However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must do some wise business if he is to continue the title run. In this article, we look at the three players the Norwegian coach should target this month.

Jadon Sancho

The Englishman’s name should undoubtedly be on the top of Manchester United’s January shopping list. Having netted just 6 goals in 20 outings across all competitions, the Dortmund winger hasn’t been in great form this season as he seems unhappy in Germany. Hence, it should provide Ed Woodward with the perfect opportunity to try and re-negotiate a deal with the German club and bring the 20-year-old to the Old Trafford.

With attributes like pace and dribbling under his belt, he’d fit easily into Solskjaer’s system and add an entirely new dimension to United’s attack. In terms of development, Sancho is years ahead of Mason Greenwood, who still needs a bit of time before he starts playing week in week out.

The signing of Bruno Fernandes last January has worked wonders for the Red Devils, so one can surely hope for the same in Sancho’s case.

Three Players Manchester United Should Target In January (Jadon Sancho can be seen in the picture)
Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund at Red Bull Arena on January 09, 2021 in Leipzig, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Max Aarons

Well, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has his own drawbacks when it comes to playing the ‘modern’ full-back role. It’s beyond any doubt that the ex-Crystal Palace defender has been a rock at the back for his side since his arrival; however, his inability to produce anything in the final third certainly generates an imbalance in the play.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to bring in proper re-enforcements soon – and Max Aarons fits the bill. Currently playing a crucial role in Norwich City’s fight for promotion to the Premier League, the 21-year-old has been one of  Sky Bet Championship’s surprise standouts this season.

Aarons would provide United with a very different option in games when breaking down a stubborn opposition defence is the order of the day.

Sergio Ramos

The Spanish centre-back hasn’t penned down a new contract with Real Madrid as he is believed to be having some disagreement regarding his wages at the Spanish capital. Manchester United’s present options at the back are either injury-prone or highly inconsistent, something that might lead to occasional setbacks in a campaign where they find themselves challenging for the league title. Hence, if the Los Blancos decide to continue without their captain, Ed Woodward should be first in the queue for the defender’s signature.

It won’t be a surprise if the Red Devils decide to push to get this deal over the line as recent reports state that they are prepared to meet his €15 million-a-year wage demands and hand him a two-year contract as well.

Pratik Das

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