january transfer window
The January transfer window can make a club's season if they get it right, or break it if they get it wrong. The rumours are flying around and there are always players linked with your club that make you feel uneasy.
Much has been, and will continue to be, made of the fact that on Friday night, United - even after spending £150m last summer - couldn't even manage to score against League Two outfit Cambridge United.
The Premier League season is in full swing and already we are getting a glimpse of who will be claiming the individual awards come May. For some, however, life at their current club has become tough and these five must make a move in January before it's too late.
The end of the January transfer window is now in sight. As we approach the final straight, players and clubs the world over are gearing up for a full throttle, frantic finish - but, ultimately, it is the football agents and advisers who are in the driving seat. They are currently enjoying an ever-increasing amount of influence and power - and in my opinion, that is a development which must be curtailed, for the good of the game.
In recent years, the January transfer window has become its own spectacle within the football calendar, but how necessary is the back and forth of rumours? How much of what we read actually happens?
It speaks volumes about the strength of Arsenal's midfield that recent injuries to Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey have not been enough to generate much in the way of serious transfer speculation regarding replacement midfielders. Widespread rumours have continued, though, surrounding the lack of depth in the Gunners' striker department...
Alex McLeish's departure from Nottingham Forest was not a surprise. Not just because there are question marks over the motives and mindset of the club's owners but also because something didn't seem right in a football context either.
Premier League clubs had spent £88m going into transfer deadline day and that figure is likely to pass the £100m mark with
Tomorrow, if you're tuning in, every Sky Sports News presenter will tell you it is the 10th anniversary of the January transfer