Manchester United has been in the news for all the wrong reasons during the first half of the Premier League season. A new manager, an unending tussle with Cristiano Ronaldo and finally parting ways with one of the most legendary players of the club.
After witnessing some major disappointments during the first half, the Red Devils are back to their winning ways and they have suddenly shown some positive signs on the ground.
It was not long ago when Manchester City defeated Manchester United by 6-3 but the tables have turned now the Red Devils ended the Premier League dream for their arch-rivals on Saturday by defeating them 2-1. Erik Ten Hag must be proud of his boys and he has more reasons to be proud of the club.
During the January transfer window, Manchester United signed some of the best players for the camp. In the past, we have seen Manchester United signing some of the best players. Recently, United signed Wout Weghorst from Burnley and odds are already out with best bookmakers asking whether he will be hit or flop.
Top 5 signings Manchester United have done in the January transfer window
1) Nemanja Vidic
Nemanja Vidic joined Manchester United in 2006 and remained with the club till 2014. The 8 years of run with the Red Devils was one of his best moments and the same goes for the club as well.
The Serbian centre-back went on to become a legendary name for Manchester United with 211 appearances, 15 goals, 95 clean sheets, and a 75% tackle success rate. In his 8 years of career with Manchester United, He ended his career at Inter Milan in 2016 after leaving the Premier League in 2014.
2) Patrice Evra
Another 2006 signing who turned out to be a gold mine for Manchester United was Patrice Evra. Started his career as a forward but eventually became a legendary left-back at the Red Devils camp. In 273 appearances, Evra was able to score 7 goals as a defender.
However, his credentials were strong in the defensive line as he had 711 tackles with a 74% tackle success rate. Those 8 years, because of Evra's presence, it got difficult for the opposing teams to score goals against the Red Devils.
3) Juan Mata
Juan Mata was already a star footballer in the Premier League during his run with Chelsea between 2011-2014. However, he gained the spotlight when the Spanish footballer joined Manchester United in 2014 after leaving Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.
Initially, there were doubts about his performance but Mata answered his critics in a brilliant manner. It was an 8 Year long career in which Mata became a technically sound midfielder at United. Not only he scored goals but also created chances in difficult situations for the club.
4) Louis Saha
The French Professional footballer, who started his club career with Metz in 1997, joined Manchester United in 2004 after playing for Fulham for four years. The striker carried a good experience in the Premier League as he was part of Newcastle before Fulham.
Saha was transferred to Manchester United for a fee of £12.4 million in 2004 having scored 15 goals so far that season and impressing Alex Ferguson in Fulham's 3–1 win at Old Trafford.
5) Andy Cole
Andy Cole joined Manchester United in January 1995 after playing for Newcastle for two years. It was a shocking deal to Manchester United worth £7 million, setting a new record for the most expensive British transfer. He was an icon at Newcastle but United fans welcomed him with open arms.
In 153 appearances, Cole scored 93 goals for Manchester United during his tenure.