As a Manchester United fan, this January transfer window was beginning to get a bit worrying, as David Moyes' dealings seemed non-existent.

We saw him scouting at games all over Europe but when it came down to it, the player that most fans wanted and that United needed was just a couple of hundred miles down the road.

And his name was Juan Mata, and it is Jose Mourinho who must be thanked for shelving Chelsea's best player from the last two seasons and allowing the Premier League champions to swoop in for him.

The deal may be done, but it still leaves some work to be done as Moyes needs to work out how Mata is going to fit into his poorly performing side.

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, crucial cogs in the United wheel are both on their way back from injury meaning that the Scottish manager may be in a position to play his strongest side within weeks. But the question again arises, how do you get them all in?

My plan is simple...

Formation: 4-2-3-1

De Gea in goal, a back four of Rafael, Evans, Vidic and Evra. Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher in the holding midfield, with Rooney, Mata and Januzaj given free roles in behind Van Persie.

This may mean that they will lack the width and thus the delivery which has always been a huge part of United football, but Moyes cannot waste one of Rooney or Mata on the wing.

Rumours say that the red half of Manchester hasn't finished its January dealings yet, and the likelihood is that a left back and a central midfielder could be on their way in.

These are most likely to be Fabio Coentrao from Madrid and Ikay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund, the latter possibly involving Shinji Kagawa going the other way.

These deals would certainly strengthen the United XI and, in my opinion, would be enough to see them into the top 4, ready for an assault on the title next season.

Let's hope that these deals, should they come to fruition, do strengthen the reigning Champions because a Premier League without a competitive Man United isn't a Premier League at all.

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