Manchester United appear to be on the hunt for midfield reinforcements, with reports suggesting that they are eyeing a possible swoop for Real Madrid star Angel di Maria.
The Red Devils endured a somewhat underwhelming start to the 2013/14 domestic campaign, with new manager David Moyes appearing to struggle with the sheer size of the job after he was chosen to replace iconic former boss Sir Alex Ferguson during the summer.
After a well-documented struggle in the transfer market and a disconcerting start to the new season, Moyes will be relieved that his side are finally showing marked improvements following Sunday's gritty 1-0 win over league leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Despite their upturn in fortunes, however, it remains abundantly clear that Manchester United are in dire need of further strengthening in midfield with the club still having not replaced the creativity once delivered so supremely on a weekly basis by Paul Scholes.
Additionally, United will presumably be eager to boost their options down the flanks with the trio of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Nani all proving frustratingly ineffective.
According to reports cited by French newspaper Le 10 Sport, Manchester United are targeting a move for Di Maria when the transfer window re-opens for business this winter.
Just whether Carlo Ancelotti's La Liga giants would be willing to part with a player of such undoubted quality, however, remains to be seen.
The Argentine international enjoyed a strong start to the 2013 campaign but faces fierce competition for a starting berth following Gareth Bale's return to full fitness.