Five January signings to make Manchester United title favourites

Updated: November 23, 2015

Manchester United may find themselves above their two main divisional rivals – Arsenal and Manchester City – in the Premier League table following a 2-1 win over Watford on Saturday, but doubts still remain over their title credentials.

Indeed, the Red Devils’ defensive efforts can’t be faulted, conceding just nine goals in 13 games to produce the best defensive record in the division, but their struggles at the other end of the pitch could prove to be the Old Trafford outfit’s ultimate undoing come the end of May.

The balance of the squad doesn’t feel quite right, so if United wish to enter the second half of the season as undisputed title favourites – most notably rivalling the incredible quality and depth on show at Manchester City – it could require some recruitment in January transfer window.

Louis van Gaal seems keen enough to spend, having hinted so on a number of occasions in recent weeks, and with that in mind, here are FIVE January signings that would make his side title favourites…

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