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PremierLeague-News.Com - Man Utd are top of the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool clash but are still looking to reduce the size of their playing squad in the January transfer window.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! No matter what happens at Anfield this weekend it is time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given some serious respect for the job he is doing at Manchester United. Yes, there is mitigation to his side's unexpected title charge this season; a staggered fixture schedule, fitness issues as well as inconsistencies exposed at both Man City and Liverpool. However it still takes a good side to emphatically punish such slumps and to be top of the table in mid-January, even if we have only played 17 fixtures so far. The manner of United's wins over Wolves, Aston Villa and Burnley indicate the winning mentality and momentum gradually building at Old Trafford - even if they aren't quite the finished article yet. Solskjaer, understandably, remains coy whenever he is quizzed on the possibility of lifting the Premier League trophy in May - but the unpredictable nature of the campaign so far indicates that United might not need to be the complete side to complete their return to the top of English football. With players being tested to the max amid such a packed fixture schedule it seems likely the best squad will win the league this season - not necessarily the team with the strongest best XI. Those factors could greatly enhance United's own credentials, which is why Solskjaer has such a dilemma this month. Read More Related Articles Amad Diallo names his two Manchester United role models in first full interview Read More Related Articles Why Amad Diallo has only played 59 minutes for Atalanta before Manchester United transfer While the likes of Donny van de Beek, Daniel James and Brandon Williams might not be in the first-team picture right now, the manager knows he might well rely on one of them heavily in the months to come. Involvement in the Europa League will truly test the squad rotation options at hand, yet Solskjaer is still keen to reduce the size of his playing squad and harness a core of players, all committed to the cause of helping United win matches. Timothy Fosu-Mensah's exit this week was the latest in a string of squad departures over the last year as the first-team squad continues to be trimmed - although United did offer him a new contract. The positive news for fans is that the club didn't give into such demands and instead made an offer which they felt was realistic of his rotational role, rather than the deal which he wanted. There were few tears shed for the Dutch defender's sale and there will unlikely be many more if United can find suitors for the other players on their sale rail this month. Jesse Lingard should get a loan move, Phil Jones remains redundant, while Argentine duo Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo are both also free to go should any side find a way to pay their hefty wage demands. Free Manchester United newsletter Manchester United secured a vital 1-0 victory over Burnley on Tuesday night to go top of the Premier League.
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. MEN Sport will bring you all the build-up to and reaction from every United match. You can have it all delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to our daily newsletter. Just put your email address in the sign-up box at the top of this article, or simply follow this link. It's free and only takes a few seconds. Doing so would continue with Solskjaer's long-term desire to have a smaller squad, packed with quality, but with no player who feels out-of-favour on the periphery. This desire has been amplified by the recent form of Eric Bailly, now back in the first-team frame after a lengthy spell watching on from the sidelines. Although he was disappointed to be out of action for so long, he never felt worthless to the squad, with his goal saving block late on against Villa one of the most pivotal moments in the unlikely title charge. Across each and every one of his transfer windows in charge there have bee ruthless calls from Solskjaer to cut players from his squad who he did not see in his long-term vision going forward.
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Manchester United star Paul Pogba can end Anfield nightmare at Liverpool FC this weekend Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Alexis Sanchez. All players who have left since the Norwegian took charge, all players with worth, but none who you would really argue are huge misses to the current first-team squad. Instead there is a new breed at Old Trafford, with the much talked about cultural reset now clear for all to see. Solskjaer wants to create a new generation of young, exciting players united by the same necessity to win football matches ever week. It might not quite be the finished article yet, but after a turbulent start to the ride, the destination of this United side is starting to look a lot clearer now.
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