January is often a year where new year resolutions are made, plenty of celebrations are undergone and the transfer window reopens with the usual hype and furore only to spectacularly disappoint.
However, for the first time in years there is hope of a fruitful New Year at Manchester United, with Louis Van Gaal being linked with big names left, right and centre to help bolster his bid to return the club to the lofty heights of old.
United signed Juan Mata amid the turbulent David Moyes era last term, but prior to that have a poor reputation when it comes to buying mid-season with the likes of Zoran Tosic, Louis Saha and Diego Forlan all arriving in the New Year only to enjoy a frustrating career at Old Trafford.
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However here are the five dream signings for United in the New Year, signings that would certainly lead them to Premier League glory and even more success in years to come.