The Reds Devils will certainty shake up their squad by January when the Winter transfer market opens, and the attack remains of great concern to the coach. He has always reiterated the need for pace on the wings and would get players that fit that mould during the new year.
Louis Van Gaal made bids on 2 Southampton players during the Summer transfer window in defensive midfielder, Morgan Schneiderlin and winger, Sadio Mane. But only the France international successfully moved to Old Trafford as the deal for the Senegalese fell through.
Mane, who arrived from Austria to the EPL at the beginning of last season has been explosive on the wings since his arrival, scoring 10 goals in 26 games in his debut season. He has continued his great form this term and United are ready to launch another bid to get him by January after they failed to activate his €35 million buyout clause the last time. In 17 games across all competitions this season, Mane has 6 goals and 6 assists, and has continually been a threat on the flanks for the Saints.
Although United are ready to meet his buyout clause, they will surely face competition from Chelsea as the Blues are also interested in the services of the 23 year-old African star. Mane is an all-round player who can play not only on the left and right of the flanks, but also as a number 10, number 8 and 9. He will no doubt be a quality addition if the Old Trafford outfit successfully secure his services for the second half of the season.