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. manufan says:

    My team in 4-2-1-3 with mata and wait till new central defender and central midfielder comes.

  2. Belloron says:

    Pls don’t sell chicha is better than welbk!

  3. Churchill amedu says:

    To b frank.nani,cleverly,welbeck,MOYES are out of pedal.go 4 gundogan,modric and totheham right back,they are ur solution.but who realy nid to go is MOYES.bring in di matteo or di caneo oj juve…chelsea 4 ever….

  4. rohit says:

    wlcm juan mata …x1 de gea,rafael,jones,evans,evra,clevrly,mata,valencia,rooney,rvp,kagawa

  5. Kelvin says:

    Is Moyes mad??? How can he say he wants to sell hernandez…. Moyes dnt realy knw hw 2 use him… He has ferguson there let him hav a talk with him and knw what ferguson thinks about him and d club… And some one said welbeck is beta dan hernandez then d person must be crazy(.)

  6. maczidane says:

    My team wit mata is in a 4231 formation, d degea, evans, smallin, buttna, rafeal, carrick jones. Mata, rooney, januzaj. Van persie

  7. chichafan says:

    Reply to kelvin

    well said dude i totally agree. Moyes is giving preference to welbeck only just becoz he is inform and score goal. Then wat u will about chicharito henandez in recent game. He has score in a row match by match and welbeck havn’t and welbeck seem lost in some game also so why henandez isn’t playing in the starting line up in place of welbeck. He must get a reward.

  8. akash says:

    Someone please request to moyes that let jesse lingard played once for the first team. I want to see him. Don’t do like they did for progba. J.lingard should played.

  9. manufanNo1 says:

    Can’t wait to see mata in action! And moyes for God sake please leave the 4-4-2 formation. And stop depending on winger when they cross the striker will score. Now we got great mastermind player with kagawa and mata and a goalscoring striker chicharito henandez. Used them in a great formation like 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-1-3.

  10. manufanNo1 says:

    Like take 4-2-1-3!
    4 defence will be as usual.
    2 defensive midfielder carrick,fletcher protect the defence and do interception.
    1 kagawa get central positon where he is comfortable and he will create and help the 3 forward mata,chicharito,januzaj in attack create more goals.