As the January transfer window approaches, Manchester United looks set to continue bolstering their squad despite significant summer reinforcements. Under the management of Erik ten Hag, the Red Devils endured a disappointing start to the season, prompting expectations of further additions with Jim Ratcliffe joining as a new partial owner.
Considering the ongoing transfer rumors, we’ve compiled a possible Manchester United starting XI after the January transfer window:
- Goalkeeper (GK): Andre Onana
- Although Onana will miss time due to AFCON, he is expected to be the primary starter.
- Right Back (RB): Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- Wan-Bissaka faces competition from Dalot for the starting spot on the right.
- Center Back (CB): Lisandro Martinez
- United has felt the absence of Martinez, and he is likely to be a key starter upon returning from his knee issue in January.
- Center Back (CB): Jean-Clair Todibo
- Linked with a move to Old Trafford, Todibo from Nice provides depth and potential replacement for Raphael Varane.
- Left Back (LB): Luke Shaw
- Shaw is expected to resume his role as a starter upon returning to full fitness.
- Central Defensive Midfielder (CDM): Casemiro
- Casemiro, if fit and available, is likely to edge out Scott McTominay, although the latter has presented a strong case.
- Central Midfield (CM): Bruno Fernandes
- Fernandes continues to be a pivotal figure, serving as United’s captain.
- Central Midfield (CM): Andre
- Linked with both United and Liverpool, Andre’s potential arrival could make a significant impact in the midfield.
- Left Winger (LW): Marcus Rashford
- Rashford, despite needing an improvement in form, remains one of United’s prominent threats.
- Right Winger (RW): Antony
- Antony, though struggling for form, receives Ten Hag’s backing for further development.
- Center Forward (CF): Rasmus Hojlund
- Hojlund, despite a slow start in terms of goals, is poised to lead United’s attack.
The January transfer window could bring crucial changes to United’s lineup, providing Ten Hag with additional options and addressing areas that need reinforcement.