‘Moyes’s biggest mistake was leaving Man United’s transfer business too late’

Former England manager Fabio Capello says David Moyes made a mistake leaving Manchester United's transfer business so late

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Manchester United manager David Moyes

Fabio Capello believes David Moyes’ biggest mistake was leaving Manchester United’s transfer business to the last minute in the summer.

The Red Devils had been heavily linked with a move for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and Bayern Munich youngster Thiago Alcantara but failed to land either of the Spanish midfielders.

The mistake was to move too late in the transfer market, and then everything started to go wrong

Fabio Capello

And Moyes didn’t land a big-name signing until transfer deadline day after completing the £27.5m purchase of Marouane Fellaini from Everton.

The United boss, who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson in June, also signed Juan Mata in a club-record £37.1m deal from Chelsea in January.

And Capello feels Moyes left it too late to do business, although he praised the manager for handing Adnan Januzaj a chance to impress this term.

“I really rate Moyes – he is a good manager,” Capello told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“The mistake was to move too late in the transfer market, and then everything started to go wrong. Apart from the discovery of Januzaj, he has technique and a great shot. He is the young player most on form of all that have emerged this season.”

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