Manchester United manager David Moyes says he will strive to reinforce his senior squad during the January transfer window but adds that he is prepared to look inside the club for players to strengthen the first-team.
The Premier League champions endured a frustrating summer transfer period and were derided for their inability to land a number of high-profile targets. Marouane Fellaini, currently injured, was the only acquisition, arriving on deadline day.
Manchester United still require that creative spark in midfield they had tried so desperately to sign in the previous window, and Moyes will once again come under scrutiny when he begins his January dealings.
But, with a number of young players flourishing during loan spells away from Old Trafford, Moyes hints that there may be little need for a marquee signing with the club instead deciding to recall the likes of Nick Powell and Jesse Lingard.
"We will try in January. I am quite actively looking at our own boys. The likes of Jesse Lingard, Nick Powell and Ryan Tunnicliffe," Moyes told reporters.
"We have quite a lot of boys on loan and they are the ones I am making sure we keep eyes on. They are the future.
"They are part of the club. They have been in the system. We hope they might be able to come back and help in if we need it in January."