David Moyes is hoping that he will be able to add ‘at least a couple of players’ to Manchester United’s squad but admitted a number is not set in stone.
United’s only official bid so far this summer has been for Barcelona’ Cesc Fabregas but there has been heavy speculation surrounding the likes of Benfica’s Ezequiel Garay as well as Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.
When asked by journalists how many players he wanted to add this year, Moyes said: ” I’d like to add at least a couple of players. It could be more, it could be less, depending on what happens, but I would like to add a couple.
“Not simply to freshen it up, but to keep things going. If you are making lots of changes every year, it is not a good sign.
“You need to change a smaller number of players each year. I’m going off the direction that I have had [from the club’s scouts and coaches] and I think that’s right and why we will aim to get a couple of players in if we can.”
So far, United haven’t made much movement. There was widespread speculation linking Thiago Alcantara to Old Trafford but he chose to move to Bayern Munich. Barcelona have rejected two bids for Fabregas but are now contemplating a third £35 million bid for the midfielder.
It is good to hear from Moyes that he is looking at making multiple signings because it indicates that United will at least be bringing one new face in and fans will hope that it is a midfielder of Fabregas’ calibre that can make a real difference to the squad.