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Jeremy Cross in The Daily Star writes...
Sir Alex is facing mounting pressure to go on a spending spree and keep alive Manchester United’s title dream. The champions are doing all they can to cling onto the coat-tails of league leaders Manchester City. But Fergie is running out of options in defence and midfield as the injury woes deepen. Fergie is reluctant to bring in new faces in next month’s transfer window, but he has money available and could be left with no choice but to spend some of it on reinforcements if United want to put up a successful title defence.
The Daily Star also claim Steve Kean must mastermind victory against United at Old Trafford on New Year's Eve or face the sack.
Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia is being linked with United, Arsenal and Fiorentina - according to The Guardian.