Date: 7th November 2017 at 2:54pm
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Searching for something of interest to write about as we enter yet another period where news starts to dry up, courtesy of the third international break of the season, I stumbled across something on the BBC.

Lurking on the football page of their excellent sports coverage is an interesting article about our club.

The article suggests that when it comes to the January transfer window, the inference is that Jose will have to offload players before he can add to the squad.

Our source refers to the fact that Jose has spent a cool 285 million on transfer fees since he was appointed as the manager of the club, that fee has been spent on the acquisition of just 6 major signings.

However, although Jose`s reign has, so far, seen sixteen first-team squad members leave for pastures new, only two of those departures have generated serious revenue with Memphis Depay fetching £16 million and Morgan Schneiderlin fetching £22 million.

As a result, even though two of the high earners in the squad, Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger, have left the Manchester United wage bill has soared to a staggering £263.5 million, a rise of some 13%.

Subsequently, the board have implemented a policy whereby costs need to be controlled before more expenditure is forthcoming.

As for possible departures from Old Trafford, in the transfer window, Luke Shaw looks to be one, but who else could be in the frame?