Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is prepared to raid his former club Manchester United for players in a bid to bolster his squad for the second half of the season. The ex-Manchester United centre back has targeted three players in the current January transfer window to boost his team for the remainder of the season.This is according to the report from 90min which revealed that Steve Bruce is exploring the possibility of taking Manchester United players Brandon Williams, Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard on loan in this transfer window.
Young Manchester United defender Brandon Williams is a versatile fullback as he can play either on the left side of defence or on the right side of defence. He broke into the Manchester United first team in the last campaign but he has not featured much this term due to the summer signing of Brazilian left-back Alex Telles from FC Porto. Brandon Williams was the deputy to first choice left-back Luke Shaw at Manchester United last season but that has changed this season with Alex Telles and Luke Shaw now vying closely for the right to be the first choice left-back at the club.
Manchester United center back Phil Jones is one of the longest serving players in the Red Devils squad. He has spent over a decade at Manchester United following his transfer from Blackburn Rovers. He is no longer in the first team picture though the England international has been injured since the season started. For Jesse Lingard, he has rarely featured for the Red Devils and he has been linked with a move away from the club in this January transfer market. Apart from the Magpies, the England international has been linked with some foreign clubs. Spanish La Liga outfit Real Sociedad and Italian Serie A giants AC Milan have previously been linked with Lingard.