By Frank McAvennie

10th Oct, 2021 | 1:00pm

Man United tipped to 'go big' in January and fend off Everton pursuit - pundit

Man United could spend big in January after being predicted to be outside of the top four by the turn of the year.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider amid the club’s poor form.

Man United have only won one of their last four games despite splashing out on Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Ronaldo in the summer.

These players joined an already expensive squad that finished second in the league last season.

However, McAvennie claims the Red Devils will be outside of the top four in January and predicted this will lead to a winter spending spree.

“I think Man United will go big again in January,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“They aren’t going to be in the top four, unless they really sort themselves out soon.

“They need a regular starting lineup and they need to start Ronaldo.

“Even if a new manager comes in, they will want to make a signing or two.

“Even if Ole stays, he has to challenge for the title this season, maybe they could do with another midfielder.

“They need to stop shipping goals but how can you improve that defence?

“There are some very strong teams out there. Chelsea and Man City are doing as well as we all expected.

“Liverpool are also looking good, so are Everton. I think they will make a signing or two in January.”

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