Every transfer window, football fans look out for the famous ‘Here We Go’ line from transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
When those words are shared, it means that a club have pretty much confirmed that they’re signing a new player.
Thanks to insider transfer knowledge, Romano has become a bit of a football oracle when it comes to transfers as he’s proven to be right with his updates more times than not.
So when he tells you what your club’s plans are for January, you tend to sit up and take notice.
For United fans expecting a big splurge on transfers in the January transfer window, Romano seems to indicate that you shouldn’t hold your breath.
Speaking to The United Stand’s YouTube channel, Romano has suggested that it’s expected to mirror last January – when United only brought in Wout Weghorst on loan despite losing club legend and top scorer of the previous season Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I think [similar to last January] is the reality,” said Romano.
“So let’s see how the first two or three months of the season go for Man Utd.
“Obviously now it’s too early to predict the January transfer window, but I agree, I don’t expect anything super big to happen in January.
“That is also because Man Utd are very satisfied with what they did in the summer transfer window. They wanted Mount, Amrabat, Hojlund, all the players they signed were players that they really wanted, so they are pretty satisfied with the squad they have.
“We have to see what’s going to happen with the Sancho situation and with the Antony situation, of course, because it’s going to be important to see if those players will be available in the next few months.
“So this is a crucial point with what is going to happen, especially in the winger position for the January transfer window.
“But at the moment, Man Utd are satisfied with the squad they have and I don’t expect anything super big to happen in the January transfer window.
“Maybe there could be some opportunity like Weghorst was last year and maybe that kind of name could return in January in case Man Utd need it.
“They will not do anything super, super important because the idea is that the squad is very good and they can arrive at the end of the season with the current squad and maybe some opportunity in the January transfer window.”
So it seems that United are content with their squad and would only look for an emergency loan signing if they became desperate.
This seems to mirror what happened on transfer deadline day, when injury to Luke Shaw meant that United turned to Sergio Reguilon as a loan signing.
With the controversies surrounding the likes of Jadon Sancho and Antony, it could be interesting to see who United do turn to if they feel the need for a loan signing.
But, aside from that particular situation, it seems that United fans will not be seeing many ‘Here We Go’ statuses from Romano any time soon.