Whilst they do need fresh blood to inject life back into their season, you could argue that United already have options in Mata's preferred role?
John W Henry may have made the trip over the Atlantic Ocean at the right time.
Jermain Defoe's £8m switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Toronto FC was helped by international rapper Drake.
A round-up of the key transfer stories and more involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.
Tom Ince's name is being linked with Premier League clubs yet again.
The last January window was used as a springboard for the Reds, this one could be even bigger.
Some of the key stories related to Liverpool in the news this morning, including transfers and looking ahead to their clash with Cardiff City this weekend.
Jose Mourinho addressed the media ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Ray Wilkins thinks some new players are needed at Old Trafford and for David Moyes to be given time and backing to get them back challenging for the Premier League title.
These things can still be discussed after a win.
Demba Ba and Gylfi Sigurdsson are former alumni of the ambitious side who look doomed to relegation this season. Which players could be on their way to the Premier League in the result of their relegation?
Chelsea, Liverpool, Fulham, Newcastle, Arsenal, QPR, West Brom and Tottenham players all feature.
Premier League clubs Liverpool, West Ham, Chelsea, Swansea, Fulham, Stoke, West Brom, Aston Villa and Manchester United allowed players to leave while the likes of Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers benefited from their gratitude.