Date: 24th January 2014 at 5:20am
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Fredy Guarin
Whilst the arrival of Juan Mata is to be announced today, the Spaniard is likely to only make up part of United’s transfer activity in this window.

With Anderson already gone, earlier in the week David Moyes confirmed that Manchester United could do more business and yesterday United’s transfer picture began to clear up with both Brazilian fullback Fabio and young winger Wilfried Zaha linked with moves to Cardiff.

Fabio had previously been linked with a move to German outfit Freiburg, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be taking advantage of his United connections to jump to the head of the queue.

With a number of players linked with moves away from Old Trafford, what about those coming in?

Juan Mata from Chelsea is the most obvious, but could there be more? News today that Michael Carrick is set to be sidelined after picking up an ankle injury in Wednesday’s loss to Sunderland could force Moyes hand. The Telegraph believe that the injury could see United move for Colombian Fredy Guarin, not the best news considering his antics in Turin earlier in the week coupled with the fact Inter seem keen to offload the midfielder!

With Carrick suffering damage to ligaments in his right ankle, midfielder is likely to be out for a month, ruling him out of United’s clash with Arsenal as well as the first leg of United’s Champions League tie with Olympiakos. A move for Guarin could solve the problem and would kill two birds with one stone if The Sun’s Neil Custis is to be believed.

Custis claims that striker Javier Hernandez is intent on leaving Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order, putting his place in Mexico’s World Cup squad in jeopardy. Whilst Hernandez has nothing to worry about in regards to going to Brazil, his lack of playing time at club level has been something that he has complained about previously.

With Inter keen on a swap deal, taking the Mexican to the Italian capital in exchange for Guarin, United could solve both problems in one.


35 responses to “The Ins & Outs As Man United’s Transfer Plans Begin To Take Shape”

  1. akash says:

    No i don’t want chicharito leave nor kagawa. And moyes please buy central defender soon.

  2. saad kakooza uganda says:

    im scared the mata saga will end up like the ronaldhinio issue

  3. Mugisha surait says:

    Moyes has to buy more players if he is to compete with the top teams . Okey , Mata is a good player but more midfielders and defenders are needed right now . Please sir sign more players .

  4. Kevin Obiene says:

    signing of mata wil inpress united milfed

  5. Felix benni says:

    moyes should buy replacement for chicarito before selling him and should sell young and nani and plz hurry up with the signings

  6. BEN OKWACH says:

    DM needs to sign more esplly a defender

  7. Tshepo says:

    Kagawa n chicharito big noooo bt nani n young cn leave

  8. AYODELE FELIX says:

    pls coach why cant u go for alex song for now if is available to solve defensive midfield problem for now.pls buy a creative midfielder we must make top four o.

  9. drshfy says:

    pls hold on kagawa and give him playing time,buy defender as well