Man United transfers: David Moyes explains plans for future signings
Man United transfers: David Moyes promises fans that Juan Mata will be just the first in a string of big-name arrivals under his stewardship
David Moyes has again promised Manchester United fans that Juan Mata will be just the first in a string of big-name arrivals under his stewardship at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils wrapped up a £37.1m deal for the Spain playmaker on Saturday as United attempt to turn around their stuttering season.
United’s transition into life under Moyes has been far from smooth, with the defending champions currently seventh in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Arsenal and out of both domestic cup competitions.
We’re going for all the best players in the world. Juan is one of those players
And although the Scot is willing to accept the responsibility for their inconsistent form, the 50-year-old is hoping to make a number of new signings in the summer.
“I am not going to accept it [United’s poor form],” said Moyes. “I am disappointed we are not in a much stronger position.
“I am disappointed with how we have played. I, ultimately, take the rap for that. But what I will do is make it right.
“I am going to get better players in. Unfortunately I don’t think there will be more in January. But it will change.”
Moyes continued: “I’ve got a big job to do here and a couple of new signings isn’t all that is needed.
“I think there’s a bigger job to be done but you have to start somewhere. If you asked me what I needed most, I would have said a central midfielder.
“I could do with a left-back, too, but sometimes you don’t always get the pieces of the jigsaw at the time. It’s all part of a rebuilding process.
“The message this sends, as I said in the summer, is that we’re going for all the best players in the world. Juan is one of those players.
“He’s a top Spanish player, a top Premier League player and I think if you asked any supporter, no matter what club they support, they would be an admirer.”