The top five players linked with signing for Manchester United this week

Manchester United have been linked with two ex-players over the past week.

Manchester United flexed their financial muscles last summer to secure some big deals and it seems to be paying off with the club inside the Premier League’s top four.

United could use extra players in one or two positions, which has created speculation over the players the club could go after in the January transfer window.

Here are five of the best players linked with the club from the past week.

Paul Pogba (Juventus)

United have been linked with re-signing Pogba for an extended period. They’ll face competition from Arsenal or Chelsea according to reports should they make a move.

Kevin Strootman (AS Roma)

Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman is a long term target for LvG and United remain interested in him according to reports, if they can get Roma to talk over a possible deal.

Nemanja Vidic (Inter Milan)

United have been linked with re-signing Vidic on a loan deal to provide extra cover for Louis van Gaal over the second half of the season.

William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon)

United and Arsenal are the main interested parties, with United tipped to make a move after Sporting boss Marco Silva admitted England would be a good move for the Portuguese star.

Christoph Kramer (Bayer Leverkusen)

United are one of the sides thought to have a strong interest in the £20 million German along with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur from the Premier League.

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