January 03 News The Athletic UK everyone and the team reporter answered the fans’ winter questions
Window question, Manchester United and the team Laurie Whitwell also brought bad news to the fans…
Can Manchester United get a striker in the winter window?
Will Memphis Depay return?
He seems to be the best looking player out of the rest…
Joel Glazer is reluctant to tap the club’s credit facilities again after a summer of overspending.
Loaning is the most likely solution, although, as ever, the outcome could put some pressure on United’s co-owners.
If the team were getting closer to title contention, or dropped out of the top four, then the Glazers could offer money – as United did when they signed Bruno Fernandes in January 2020 after a string of miserable defeats.
Memphis Depay will be considered as he has only six months left on his contract with Barcelona and he can get a decent financial clause.
There were indeed negotiations last summer, but they were more promoted by Depay’s side.
Felix has also been discussed, but Atletico Madrid’s asking price far exceeds United’s valuation.
A potential sale of the club could change the situation, but at the moment the question of takeovers is quiet on all sides, with all signs pointing to any investment coming in the summer anyway.
United are in danger of not signing a player this January.