Manchester United tipped to strengthen squad in January transfer window

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Manchester United have had a tough start to the season.

Two wins from six games so far has left the Red Devils sitting in 15th place in the Premier League as they struggle to get to grips with the new campaign.

After finishing third last season the expectation was that the club would really kick on, but unfortunately for supporters that hasn't happened.

That could be down the the club's activity in the transfer market.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoped to see his squad significantly strengthened over the summer, and while some additions were made, there's an argument over the calibre of players brought in.

That's why some supporters are claiming that there's still work to be done in the transfer market - a sentiment that is echoed by club legend Peter Schmeichel.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, Schmeichel said: “They are inconsistent.

"Make no mistake, this is still a team in transition and a developing team. They still need to bring new players in. It’s still a team that needs to find its identity and to find the main characters of the team. That was evident [against Arsenal].

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“It was very hard to see what we were trying to do. I have to say, it was made fairly easy for Arsenal. It’s something that needs to be worked at. I still think we’re trying to recover from the 27 years of one manager [Sir Alex Ferguson] and finding a new identity.

“I think some of the big players need to improve. There are a few players in there that are recovering from a lot of unwanted media attention that has nothing to do with football.

“A few big players are under pressure from external things, like Maguire and Greenwood. You have to be happy, the camp has to be happy, to challenge for titles.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

There's no doubt that Manchester United are not yet the finished article.

While few can argue that they have real quality in the first team squad, there's still a lot of room for improvement.

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There doesn't seem to be any real strategy in the club's recruitment, and for supporters that is a concern.

A director of football has been needed for some time now, and those question marks aren't really going away.

January will be essential if Man United are to compete this term, otherwise I just can't see them getting the consistency needed to compete for the title.

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