The winter transfer window is closed without any noticeable transfer across the World. Unlike last season, Manchester United’s participation in this January transfer window was almost non-existent.
Manchester United have been linked with a lot of players and were rumoured to get the services of the players in January. Few big names were rumoured, but none of them arrived at Old Trafford.
Manchester United try to stay away from the January transfer window unless there is an exceptional signing to be done and this transfer window was no different.
The Premier League side were quite in January as there wasn’t a single arrival in the Winter transfer window. Although, the speculations of Philippe Coutinho, Milan Skiniar and Kalidou Koulibaly joining the Red Devils surfaced around across the course of the month, none of the deal happened.
On the other hand, Old Trafford door was opened for few reserve-team players. Central defender Ro-Shaun Williams left the Red Devils on a permanent deal. The 20-year old defender joined Shrewsbury Town in January.
Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to see the departure of five more reserve-team players who left on loan before the window closed on Friday.
The 20-year midfielder Matty Willock will spend the rest of the season at Crawley Town, while Callum Whelan and Tom Sang joined Port Vale and AFC Flyde respectively.
The reserve goalkeeper Joel Pareira has joined the Belgian side KV Kortrijk, while the 20-year old forward Zack Dearnley will play the remainder of the season at League Two Oldham Athletic.
Marouane Fellaini’s time is up at Old Trafford as the midfielder is set to join the Chinese league side Shandong Luneng. With the Chinese transfer window opened till the end of February, any deal regarding Fellaini’s departure will be finalized in the coming days.
The interim manager Solskjaer, who took the job after Mourinho, will have to play out the rest of the season with the available players.