Louis van Gaal has not been able to settle into his job at the helm of the Old Trafford club and is a far way away from where he would like his club to be this deep into his second season with Manchester United.
With the January transfer window open, United have been linked with several players over the past few days. Recent reports suggest that the English giants are closing in on a deal for a world class mid-fielder.
The Mirror claimed today that Manchester United are just steps away from acquiring the services of Atletico Madrid mid-fielder Saul Niguez.
At 21 years of age, Niguez has made a name for himself at the Vincente Calderon where he has been an important part of the clubs plans for almost three years now.
He has a lot of experience on the big stage for his tender age and will be a great addition to any European squad.
United and Arsenal are the two clubs who are reportedly in the race for the mid-fielder but it is understood that the Old Trafford franchise is ready to trigger the £18million release clause in his contract that will see him move to England immediately.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is known to be fond of his star player and will not let him leave the club easily.
But if the English giants are able to meet the requirements, it will be hard for the Spanish club to hold onto their 21 year old.
It will be interesting to see how this transfer story pans out come the end of the transfer window.