David Moyes has asked fans not to have big expectations of Manchester United making a big signing in January but has not ruled out the possibility of bringing fresh faces to Old Trafford.
United had a poor summer and many expected Moyes to make secondary moves for players such as Ander Herrera in the January transfer window to bolster the squad.
But speaking at yesterday’s pre-match press conference, Moyes admitted the difficulties of signing big name players during the January transfer window could dampen United’s chances.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Moyes said: “I’ll look at January, but I wouldn’t want people to have big expectations about what you would sign or do. I don’t think January has, in the main, been a really good month to sign really top players.
“If you’re in trouble near the bottom of the league you might make signings if you’re desperate for something, but I think we will be looking for the top [players].
“The quality of players I’ve got here they are really top-end and great players to work with, but undoubtedly we will, in time, try to make that better. That’s the part of the job; the job is to make progress. United won the league last year and I want to try and progress on that.
United have done well in the past during January by bringing in the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling during the festive transfer period, but they were all signed before they were big names.
As for the likes of Ander Herrer and Sami Khedira, two midfielders who United made a move for, they are established stars and would cost a lot more to bring to Old Trafford.
United shouldn’t be near the bottom half of the table table but certainly need to bring in some world class players to improve our team, and Moyes has admitted that he will be looking at signing new players so long as the right ones become available.
He continued: “Will we win it again? Will we go and try to win the cups if possible as well? Yes, but we’ll look to add to the squad if the right players become available. We wanted to try and get one or two players in during the summer, which we said at the time.
“It wasn’t that we needed many more players, it was a need for one or two that could definitely help and affect the first team.”
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