Manchester United reluctant to buy new players in January after winning run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Manchester United are likely to wait until the summer to do transfer business
- Former boss Jose Mourinho wanted January signings to bolster his squad
- New boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer happy to work with what he has after good run
Joe Bernstein for MailOnline
Manchester United’s recent revival under Ole Gunnar Solsjaer has reduced the chances of moving in the January transfer window.
United chiefs were always reluctant to spend this month, despite Jose Mourinho’s appeals.
They would prefer to wait until the summer in order to make a big move for a centre-half like Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer.
Man United’s form with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced chiefs new players are not needed
That stance has only been hardened during United’s five-game winning run under their new interim manager.
The squad deemed good enough to see them through until the end of the season under Solskjaer.
Mourinho clashed frequently with the club hierarchy over the need for reinforcement, despite significant expenditure on players including Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Fred.
The club are likely to wait until the summer to launch a bid for centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly
A decision on whether to pay the £25million buy-out clause for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld will be taken once United know their next permanent manager.
Alderweireld has reportedly had an unsettled relationship in the past with Spurs Mauricio Pochettino, who is a candidate to take over at Old Trafford.