Manchester United finished January without signing a player, with Ralf Rangnick and the Old Trafford board opting to stick with what they have for the final months of the seasonAs the dust settles on the January transfer window, Manchester United supporters are left to reflect on a month where their side, on the whole, sat back and watched.
Despite facing a battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season, Old Trafford bosses made the decision to not make any signings.
After months of upheaval both on the pitch and off of it, the time was simply not right for United to make a big splash.
January marked the final month of Ed Woodward’s ignominious reign in the Manchester United boardroom. From today (February 1) Richard Arnold will take up his role as the club’s chief executive.
Football director John Murtough has now taken control of transfer dealings – along with technical director Darren Fletcher and chief negotiator Matt Judge – but changes above him will have hardly helped their plans.