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Man United given January transfer window advice amid title challenge talk

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Phil Neville says Manchester United do not need to enter the January transfer market.

United moved to second in the Premier League table with their last-gasp 1-0 win over Wolves, which was their final match of 2020.

The January transfer window opens in a matter of days and there will no doubt be plenty of speculation over whether there will be any incoming to Old Trafford, particularly after the Reds failed to land targets Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho in the summer.

Last January saw the Reds sign Bruno Fernandes, who immediately became an integral part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and transformed their season.


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Yet, speaking on Amazon Prime, Neville argued that, aside from Fernandes, there are few examples of a January signing having an immediate impact.

The former United defender also said he does not feel there are any players available in January that would suit Solskjaer’s side.

He said: “I can’t see it. I don’t see any player out there at this moment in time who can improve them that’s available. Apart from Fernandes last January, I don’t see many signings in January actually changing how a club works.”

Neville believes United have the squad to maintain a title challenge without dipping into the transfer market.

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Manchester United left it late to beat Wolves 1-0 in the Premier League, thanks to Marcus Rashford’s late goal

United now move into second spot in the Premier League table, now on an unbeaten run of nine league matches, after a 2-2 draw with Leicester on Boxing Day.

United’s first game of 2021 is at home to Aston Villa.

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The 43-year-old argued that, whilst their rivals continue to struggle with injuries, the fact that United have had a relatively clean bill of health so far this season could prove crucial.

He said: “The squad, when I look at it, and the benches, that tells you they’ve got the power to be in a title race.

“There are other teams, look at Liverpool struggling with injuries and their bench doesn’t look as strong as it has in the past, and Man City are struggling with injuries.

“Ultimately, the squad that United have got means they will be able to sustain their title challenge with the amount of games they’ve got.”

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