With the January transfer window opening, many names have been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

With the likes of Arturo Vidal, Koke and even Juan Mata being linked with United, it seems inevitable Moyes will spend this month. However, does he need too?

If we take a step back from the parallel universe in which Moyes must invest heavy in January, it's ludicrous. Although many United fans won't like to hear it, they know that there isn't much value in the January transfer window and it will only get worse as players become more expensive. 

Yes, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra were excellent additions when they arrived in the 2006/2007 season, however it's rare to find such bargains. 

Instead of looking to invest in January, Moyes should look at many of his loanees and his reserves until he can properly invest in the summer. He's already promoted Adnan Januzaj, but the success has disadvantages too. 

Against Spurs, the United players tried to get the ball to Januzaj as much as possible, even though the likes of Shinji Kagawa were on the pitch. The over-reliance on such a young player could lead to a decline of form if it continues, as it did to Raheem Sterling last season.

If Moyes promoted a few more youngsters to the first-team, they could share the burden with Januzaj, and carry this team forward to the summer. 

In defence, there seems to be enough cover to wait until summer, but the midfield and attacking areas are where United need to reinforce and they have the capabilities to do so.

It's incredible how Wilfried Zaha hasn't been given a run of games since his arrival in the summer, when the current wingers have massively under-performed. Nani and Antonio Valencia have notably been useless for United this season and Zaha is someone who will inject a freshness on the right-hand side just as Januzaj has. 

In the middle of the park, United have been crying out for a creative midfielder, so why not recall Nick Powell? The promising youngster has scored eight goals in 23 games for Wigan this season and featured in the Europa League too. Powell has all the skills and ability to be a top player, with a range of passing and his long-range shooting. 

Jesse Lingard is another alternative who can play in the centre or on the left wing, and he's looked very impressive in his stint at Birmingham City, notably scoring four goals on his debut. Lingard is more unorthodox type of player; he dribbles with a fluidity about him, such as Januzaj does and his eye for goal is exceptional for a young player.

Ryan Tunnicliffe is another exciting prospect who could add bite to United's midfield. The combative midfielder has player 23 times for Ipswich this season and has been key to their rise in the Championship.

Will Keane should seriously be considered to feature for United this season whether it be in the FA Cup or the Premier League. The young striker has recently recovered from a terrible injury which kept him out for nearly a year and was sent on loan to Wigan where he made four appearances.

Keane has been prolific for the reserves in recent years, and although he doesn't have incredible skill or pace, he's a great finisher. He could be a better option in games than what Javier Hernandez is offering at the moment. 

These are only a few names that Moyes should seriously consider in the next year to bring into the first-team. Age shouldn't come into question whether they should be picked, Januzaj is only 18 after all...

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