Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Manchester United: January transfer targets

Manuel Neuer
Allan McGregor
Karim Benzema
With Wayne Rooney still goal shy and Dimitar Berbatov about as predictable as the National Lottery, a striker would be a useful addition to the Old Trafford troops. Before he signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, United were well in the hunt for Benzema's signature. Since his move to the Bernabeu, the Frenchman's form and first team opportunities haven't met expectations and a transfer seems a possibility. The pace and goal scoring record of the 23-year-old would provide the perfect cover and competition for Rooney.

Alex Ferguson is not a fan of the January transfer window - nor is he much of a fan of transfers in general, regularly bemoaning the 'lack of value' in the market place.

Despite this, a club of Manchester United's stature will always find themselves linked with big name targets.

So whether any of these moves will actually take place is debatable, especially considering Ferguson's recent statement suggesting there will be no new arrivals at Old Trafford this January, but here are the chief rumours doing the rounds.

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