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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have made the perfect start to the season, or just about perfect, as they have dropped just 2 points from their first 6 games this season. The manager will be happy with the way things are going at the moment but he will know that he needs a couple of more additions to allow United to establish themselves as European giants once again.
The squad at Old Trafford is one of the most exciting in England but Mourinho has his eyes on some top class players, who are only going to make life easier. It will not be easy for the club to spend big once again but if the right player is available, Mourinho is not the one to shy away. So who should United sign in January? Here are two sensible options the Red Devils should look to sign once the January transfer window opens:
Though it is not an easy deal to pull off, we can put nothing past Jose Mourinho backed by Ed Woodward and we might see German playmaker Mesut Ozil switch clubs in England this January. The former Real Madrid star who joined Arsenal for £42.4m is adamant that he will not sign a new deal at the Emirates and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, albeit as a free-agent at the end of the season.
However, Manchester United will feel the need of a genuine match-winner in the later part of the season, when fixtures come in thick and fast and they might be tempted to make a bid for Ozil, which will make Arsenal think. Ozil could leave on a free transfer next summer so Arsenal might be compelled to sell him and United should definitely give it a try.
Another big-name player United could land this January is French ace Antoine Griezmann. A top transfer target for the club in the summer, Griezmann, decided to stay back at the Spanish capital to help his club which was hit by a transfer ban. Atleti were banned from adding players to their squad in the summer and without a replacement, Griezmann was going nowhere.
However, they have now signed Diego Costa from Chelsea, who will be available from January and this might play into the hands of United, who are desperate for his services. Anthony Martial remains the only backup for Romelu Lukaku in the first team and if they land the 26-year old from La Liga, they are surely going to cover all bases in their attack.