It has not been the start to the season, and indeed the new era under Jose Mourinho, that Manchester United fans would have been hoping for.
The Red Devils drew 0-0 at home to Burnley on Saturday, a result which saw them slip to eighth in the Premier League, and extend their winless league run to four matches.
Since winning their first three league games, United have won just one of their last seven matches, which was a comprehensive 4-1 win over champions Leicester City.
However, their recent run of poor form means they find themselves eight points behind joint-leaders Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool, and seven points behind fourth place Chelsea, whom they lost 4-0 to last weekend.
Unsurprisingly, speculation has been building about who Mourinho may look to sign in the January transfer window, in a bid to improve his squad ready for an improved second half to the season.
Thus, here are THREE midfielders he could look to bring in when the window reopens in the New Year…