Luis Suarez's heir and 4 more La Liga gems United could consider in January
Four Four Two's Michael Yokhin looks at which players from Spain's top tier can improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Maxi Gomez (Celta Vigo)
"Gomez is an obvious choice for this list – a potential superstar who is seemingly destined to supersede Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani as Uruguay's top striker in the coming years. The physical centre-forward is outstanding in the air, has a handy habit of being in the right places at the right times, but also possesses good technical skills for such a big man."
Fernando Calero (Valladolid)
"Ronaldo-owned Valladolid boast a strong defensive record since returning to the top flight this season, and the 23-year-old is at the very heart of this effort. Elegant and good on the ball, he is good at anticipating play and his leadership skills are exceptional for such a young player."
Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad)
"Famously nicknamed Bigfoot for his size 12.5 boots, the 21-year-old is the hottest property in San Sebastian. Frequently compared to former Real Socieded starlet Antoine Griezmann, Oyarzabal is comfortable playing on both wings and centrally, is lightning quick and packs a fierce left-footed shot."
Mauro Arambarri (Getafe)
"Getafe have one of the best defensive records in Spain, both last season and this term. One of the team's unsung heroes is the Uruguayan central midfielder Mauro Arambarri, whose performances have been magnificent this season. The Uruguayan combines good ball control with tenacious fighting spirit, and could develop into a top player in his position. At the age of 23, the sky's the limit."
"The versatile attacker, who was once discarded by Valencia, is a very intelligent runner who exploits space well. His movement without the ball is exceptional, enabling him to get into good scoring positions, and he is also a good dribbler and unselfish passer. Portu's fighting spirit is also important to the dressing room."