After losing four of their last six matches at Old Trafford, there can be no denying that Manchester United are struggling.
David Moyes has reiterated in recent weeks how he doesn't think he'll reinforce in January due to the lack of value in the transfer market however he might be forced to spend after two losses in two games at Old Trafford.
Watching United play at the moment must be a painful for United fans - the lack of creativity in midfield is a big problem. Although Cleverley keeps the ball rolling, he needs someone world-class next to him to make his game excel.
Shinji Kagawa was another disappointment in the latest defeat, as the Japanese midfielder failed to make any impact. It's really worrying as you'd expect him to rise to the challenge to become United's spark with both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were absent.
Moyes may have wanted to wait until the summer to invest, but if the Old Trafford club don't make the top four this season, they'll struggle to attract any world-class players. Despite players' values being much higher in January, United may be forced to spend big if they want to qualify for a Champions League spot.
The midfield is a problem for United, agreed, however the defensc must be reinforced as well. It's difficult to comprehend why Evans is constantly picked for United as he's let them down on many occasions. He must be held responsible for Swansea's winner, as Smalling was marking the front post and he was marking...who? Oh yeah, no-one.
A strong, commanding, defender is what United are crying out for. Almost like a Vidic 2.0.
Also, if United are offered good money for Hernandez to re-invest in a replacement, that wouldn't be the worst bit of business. If Chicharito has demonstrated anything this season, it is clear that his technical ability outside the box is dreadful.
Yes, he's fantastic in the box, but a striker in modern day football must be more then that. His inability to hold the ball up and bring other players into play successfully was a notable weakness once again against Swansea.
With this current squad, Moyes' United won't finish in the top four. They must get new blood into the team. Whether they promote younger players such as Jesse Lingard or Nick Powell (who's currently on loan to Wigan) or they invest big in January, it's clear this team can't go on unchanged.
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