Manchester United Transfer News: Players They Must Sign Before Window Closes

Lucas Parolin@@Lucas_ParolinCorrespondent IJanuary 21, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on January 20, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Manchester United’s play as of late has been nothing short of incredible. They sit atop of the Premier League standings with a five-point lead over rival Manchester City, have yet to drop a game in 2013 and haven’t lost a game since December 5 .

However, that means nothing to the Reds’ demanding fans, who want to see the Devils lift the EPL cup as well as make some noise in the Champions League once again after a disappointing outing in last year’s tournament.

What does that mean for Sir Alex Ferguson? Adding players to his already awesome roster, of course.

Here are the players that Fergie and the Red Devils must sign before the window closes.


A Bright Future

Here is one player that Manchester United fans can feel good about.

The Daily Mirror reported on Monday that the club agreed to spend big bucks for Wilfried Zaha, the young Crystal Palace striker.

Manchester United have agreed a staggering £15 million deal to sign wonder kid Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been backed by his money men in his bid to land the England starlet and Palace have accepted a fee that guarantees them £10 million.



If reports are true, Man United has already secured a player who will not only be important for the team’s short-term goals, but also its future.

Zaha is a 20-year-old striker who has taken the Championship by storm and was being scouted by teams like Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

He is quick off the dribble and can play that winger position that Manchester United and Ferguson are famous for worldwide.

Again, if the reports are true, the Red Devils may have just signed their next superstar. 

Stability in the Middle

It may be hard to find a flaw in Manchester United’s stoked roster, but they do present one liability: central midfield. They do have Michael Carrick, but not much else.

That is why Fergie should seek out Celtic's Victor Wanyama—and fast.


Wanyama grabbed the world’s attention after his splendid performance in Celtic's win over Barcelona in the Champions League, crowned with a goal. Fergie himself was in attendance for that game, as reported by (h/t Manchester Evening News).

This move could be made easier, says, due to another player’s exit.

(…) the premature exit of Nani has prompted United to swoop for (…) Celtic’s midfield powerhouse Wanyama.

Another report by the Daily Mail says that the midfielder is worth £25 million, which might be too steep of a price. But given his play as of late and Manchester United’s needs, he is definitely worth the trouble.