And it seems, this time around, the rumours are getting more and more ridiculous. Names seem to be pulled out of a bag along with a price – and at times it seems certain journalists have been indulging in a little too much festive eggnog!
Louis van Gaal has almost every player on his ‘radar’ according to various sources, and with the links ranging from the sublime to the utterly ridiculous, here are some of the worst rumours we have seen from this festive period!
Click on former hero Ronaldo to see just who else we could not believe had been linked with the Red Devils!
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