Cole: I’d be surprised if there wasn’t January activity at Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Andy Cole has admitted he will be surprised if there is no transfer activity at Manchester United in January based on what he has heard from inside the club.

Now an ambassador for United, Cole believes that although it will be difficult to sign top players in January given that it is halfway through the season, he remains confident that United there will be movement either in or out of Old Trafford.

“From all the noises coming out of the camp, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a bit of activity,” Cole told United Review.

“Our club, historically, doesn’t do too much in January but we have a new manager with new ideas.

“I just wonder who will want to sell their better players halfway through a season. There are also inflated prices to consider as well.

“You get chairmen bumping prices up because they know their players are in demand and other clubs will pay what they have to pay for what they need.

“Those chairmen are in very powerful positions, especially if the players concerned are tied down to long-term contracts.”

Moyes has been dismissive of United’s chances at signing who they want in the January window and there is no doubt that player availability may make it difficult but it would certainly be a surprise if the squad remained the same past the end of January.

There a host of players such as Alexander Buttner, Anderson and Fabio who could potentially leave while United have already sealed a deal for Coentrao according to reports.

January isn’t typically a strong transfer window for United but circumstances in the Premier League dictate that we simply have to be strong in this window, otherwise we may struggle to finish in the top four.

 

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