Manchester United will spend big in January after disastrous December form

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Manchester United will spend big in January in order to save their ailing season, according to the Mirror.

The Red Devils haven't won a game since mid-November, which has heaped the pressure on boss Louis van Gaal. 

Their poor run included the worst results in December in the club's history and there's been plenty of speculation that Van Gaal is close to losing his job, with either Jose Mourinho or Diego Simeone lined up as his potential replacement.

However the Mirror say that the Manchester United board will look for a different route back to the top instead of sacking their manager.

They claim that there could be numerous new arrivals at Old Trafford over the next month as Van Gaal looks to guide his side back into the top four. The Red Devils currently sit nine points off Arsenal at the top of the table and five points off Tottenham in fourth.

The Mirror add that Manchester United intend on perusing 'numerous' targets over the winter window, the first of which is likely to be Lazio's Felipe Anderson. The Red Devils are said to be closing in on a deal for the Brazilian playmaker for a reported fee of £35 million. 

Despite the plans to splash the cash, Van Gaal insists there is no 'magic' fix to Manchester United's woes this season as he looks to improve his side's performances going into the second half of the season.

"There is no magic, it is looking at what has happened and what can improve, as a team and individually," he said. "I have lost three times against Swansea, and then you have to evaluate why you lost. It is always like that, then you continue with the same vicious circle of working.

"You make a game plan to beat your opponent and then you have to convince your players. Then you have to train and then you have to be convinced. Then you can be committed and try to perform it."

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