We look back at the events of January 2013 for Manchester United.
We look back at January, the opening month of an interesting 2013 for Manchester United, as the year comes to an end.
What were the big stories from that month?
Manchester United ran out comfortable winners over Wigan Athletic. A brace from Javier Hernandez and Robin van Persie did the trick.
Two young strikers left the club. Josh King signed for Blackburn Rovers for £1 million while Angelo Henriquez joined Wigan on loan.
Tottenham signed Zeki Fryers, to the anger of United. They snapped him up from Standard Liege after just six months in Belgium - believed to be a ploy to avoid hefty compensation fees.
United took West Ham to an FA Cup replay thanks to a RVP goal in the last minute making it 2-2 at Upton Park.
United were being linked with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender in a £15 million deal.
Robbie Brady left the club. He joined Hull City for an undisclosed fee, on a three-and-a-half year deal.
United were said to be interested in signing Frank Lampard from Chelsea.
Davide Petrucci and Scott Wootton joined Peterborough United on loan.
United beat old foe Liverpool in the Premier League. Goals from RVP and Nemanja Vidic did the trick at Old Trafford.
United went through to the FA Cup fourth round. Wayne Rooney scored the solitary goal as they outdid West Ham at Old Trafford.
Darren Fletcher was ruled out for the rest of the season. He had bowel surgery in an attempt to solve his ulcerative colitis. As a consequence he was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Wilfried Zaha’s proposed move from Crystal Palace was aid to be on the brink of collapse.
Clint Dempsey scored an injury time equaliser at White Hart Lane to hold off United in a 1-1 draw.
United snapped up young stopper Dean Santangelo from Reading.
United were said to be looking at goalkeeper replacements for David de Gea.
Zaha travelled to United for a medical at the club - after United and Palace finally agreed on a transfer fee.
Manchester United signed Wilfried Zaha for a deal that could rise to £15 million. He was immediately loaned back to The Eagles for the rest of the season.
Manchester United marched into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-1 win over Fulham. Goals from Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Hernandez (2) were enough for victory.
United became the first football team to be valued at over $3 billion.
Rooney bagged a brace as United beat Southampton 2-1 - in a game Fergie admitted they were lucky to win.
Sir Alex denied claims Darren Fletcher could retire from the game.
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