Manchester United’s game away at the Emirates was supposed to mark a new beginning. It was meant to mark United’s intent of securing a top four finish after all especially considering how badly Arsenal had been performing leading up to the tie.

Chelsea and Tottenham dropped points earlier in the day, so Manchester United had a perfect opportunity to edge closer to 4th-place, but somehow, United succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against Mikel Arteta’s side, after fielding what can only be described as a midfield set-up that lacked creativity and impetus.

Luckily for United, these sort of performances don’t have to continue. The January transfer window is in full swing, and as such, the Red Devils have a chance to make some major improvements to their squad in a bid to have a realistic chance of making it into the top four.

Here’s a look at 5 players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could sign in January to bolster their midfield;

5Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish led Aston Villa to only their 6th Premier League victory of the season with a man of the match display away at Burnley, who are notoriously difficult to break down at Turf Moor.

The 24-year-old scored the winner for Aston Villa in their 2-1 victory after also playing an influential role in his side’s first goal.

So far this season, Grealish has made 10 goal and assist contributions for Aston Villa in 18 appearances and has proven to be a key player for them, often scoring important goals and making game-winning passes.

Aston Villa’s Grealish has the ability to influence a game in a way no player at United can currently boast of. He’d be an excellent addition to United’s midfield during the January transfer window.

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