Louis van Gaal confirms Manchester United won't buy in January

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed the club won't be making any big name signings this January, according to reports.

This comes after suffering yet more injury worries, with the most recent one being the one in-form Chris Smalling's succumbing to a blow at the St Mary's Stadium on Monday night.

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The Dutchman said United have "more than enough cover" in defensive areas, even though many United supporters will argue otherwise. 

The club have been linked with Mats Hummels and Diego Godin in recent weeks and a big-name centre half to replace the likes of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand is certainly top of the transfer list. The Red Devils have conceded 17 goals already this season, five of those were at Leicester back in September. 

United misfortune

Due to the injury crisis this season United have played a staggering eight different players at centre back during the course of the season. Midfielders Daley Blind and most recently Michael Carrick have been forced to fill in on occasion. 

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They've also had to play the likes of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young at full back. Young players Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett have been given an opportunity, which in fairness they've taken and excluding the nightmare 30 minutes McNair endured at St. Mary's, they've both impressed.

Nonetheless it doesn't look like United will be making any January signings.

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