's recent revival under Ole Gunnar Solsjaer has reduced the chances of moving in the January transfer window.
United chiefs were always reluctant to spend this month, despite Jose Mourinho
They would prefer to wait until the summer in order to make a big move for a centre-half like Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer.
That stance has only been hardened during United's five-game winning run under their new interim manager.
The squad deemed good enough to see them through until the end of the season under Solskjaer.
Mourinho clashed frequently with the club hierarchy over the need for reinforcement, despite significant expenditure on players including Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Fred.
A decision on whether to pay the £25million buy-out clause for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld will be taken once United know their next permanent manager.
Alderweireld has reportedly had an unsettled relationship in the past with Spurs Mauricio Pochettino, who is a candidate to take over at Old Trafford.