Manchester United haven’t made any substantial signings so far in the transfer window but David Moyes has insisted that negotiations are moving forward every day.
The only official movement that United have had in the market is two rejected bids for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas with Moyes looking to bring in a midfielder this summer.
When asked after United’s 2-0 victory over Wigan in the Community Shield, Moyes remained insistent that United would make signings but admitted he would be happy to go with the current squad if nothing materialised.
He said: “We’re moving forward every day, the deadline gets closer, but if we don’t I’m happy to go with the players we’ve got. A lot of young English players played today, which is great.”
United’s rebuffed advances of Fabregas were justified by Moyes on the basis that the club always goes after the best players.
“Manchester United go after the best players in the world and I think Cesc is very close to that,” he explained.
Now that a move for Fabregas looks unlikely, Moyes will have to turn to other midfielders. The Guardian suggests that Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Sevilla’s Geoffrey Kondogbia are both targets of Moyes while Marouane Fellaini remains a likely choice given how well he played under Moyes.
Some fans have panicked at United’s slow negotations this summer but there is still plenty of time left for Ed Woodward and Moyes to secure some new signings.
Moyes sounds confident that he will be able to bring players in before the end of the window which is what we wanted to hear but I don’t like that he would be happy to go into the Premier League season with the current squad. It needs to be strengthened if we are to challenge on all fronts this season.