The next week is the last chance for many a football manager to get the best out of what he has got, before trying to persuade his masters to provide more cash for January sale purchases.
The money already spent at the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool is obscene, but Brendan Rodgers wants to shop for better in January and Louis Van Gaal wants to buy a central defender soon after we welcome in 2015. He will not buy for the sake of it. Van Gaal will only buy a defender if he thinks the player is good enough . . .
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