Man United transfers: David Moyes targets big-name additions
David Moyes admits Manchester United have "work to do" in the January transfer market to bring in some world-class talent
David Moyes admits Manchester United have “work to do” in the January transfer market to bring some world-class talent to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils brought in Marouane Fellaini on transfer deadline day after failing in their attempts to sign Cesc Fàbregas and Ander Herrera over the summer, with United also linked with a big-money move for Gareth Bale.
Moyes, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in June, is already under significant pressure after his side were beaten 4-1 by local rivals Manchester City on Sunday.
And the Scot accepts that United must step up their pursuit of top players in the coming transfer windows.
“There will be days like we had on Sunday and there might be more of them because we are in a period where there will be transition, there’s a new manager for the players and, in turn, there will be new players,” said Moyes.
“I don’t think it’s actually the squad, I think we’ve got numbers. I think maybe we’ve got work to do to bring in players not for the squad but to go right into the team.
“It’s not necessarily the squad players we needed, we needed one or two who might have gone in [to the team]. That will happen. But going back to that transfer window, we always said it was going to be a tough one and it was going to take a little bit more time.
“It does mean I may have to take a few more blows, definitely. Maybe even more than that. Maybe all season I have to take a few blows but I knew this was going to be the case because I was taking over from a great manager and it was always going to take time for me to get my own ways and change things round a little bit.”