Manchester United picked up a sixth successive Premier League victory after overcoming West Ham 2-0 in a controversial encounter at the London Stadium on Monday.
The Hammers saw Sofiane Feghouli harshly sent off after just 15 minutes, and United took full advantage with goals from substitute Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealing the three points for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Ibrahimovic looked to be offside when he struck his 13th of the season late on, but nothing was given and United recorded an 11th victory of the campaign.
It now means that Mourinho’s side have won six league games on the bounce for the first time since 2014, and they find themselves just a point behind fifth place Tottenham ahead of Spurs’ clash with Chelsea on Wednesday.
United now have an FA Cup third round encounter with Reading to look forward to on Saturday, as the defending champions welcome back defender Jaap Stam to Old Trafford, the current boss of the Royals.
A New Year also means that the transfer window has reopened, and managers up and down the country will be looking at what deals they need to do to keep their side competitive in the second half of the season.
Mourinho will be no different, so here are TWO players who will make United’s season should they come through the door this month…