Manchester United are not expected to make any new signings during the January transfer window, according to the Manchester Evening News.
However, the report suggests things could quickly change if a top name becomes available at the beginning of next year.
United signed Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly for a reported combined fee of over £150m during the summer transfer window, but it seems like the fans shouldn’t expect to see their club dip into the transfer market in January.
The club made a massive investment in the squad and it’d be perfectly natural to stick with the current players until the end of the season.
United didn’t spend any money in January during Van Gaal’s two-year reign, but signed Victor Valdes on a free transfer last winter.
The last time United splashed the cash in January was in 2014, when Jose Mourinho sold Juan Mata to the Red Devils for a reported fee of £37m.
Spending money in January is rarely a good idea as the clubs are reluctant to part ways with their best players in the middle of the season.
More often than not the most active clubs in the winter transfer window are the ones involved in relegation battles.