David Moyes has admitted he knows there is a necessity to make some immediate signings at Manchester United but remained non committal on whether he would make any in January because of player availability.
United’s 2-1 loss to Swansea to knock us out of the FA Cup last night has placed even more pressure on both Moyes and the squad, with United also currently languishing in seventh spot in the Premier League.
Before the season started our squad was thin but a string of injuries has stretched it seemingly past its breaking point, but Moyes insisted it wouldn’t force him into any panic buys.
“I said that I would try to but it would probably be doubtful in January,” he said.
“There’s an urgency that we would like to bring people in but are those players available in January?
“The players we would like to bring in probably aren’t available in January.
“It’s not because we wouldn’t like to do it, it’s because they aren’t available.”
Moyes needs to be stern and firm with his opinion on the squad and whether we will make any signings or not because the ambiguity isn’t helping the current situation.
September 2013: “We need five or six world class players.”
January 2014: “We have a good squad.”
Usually the winter transfer window is a quiet one for United but this year it is very different.
In many respects, it is the most crucial January window United have ever had because if we do go through the month without bringing in one new face, it will leave an uphill struggle for fourth spot all year.
Moyes simply has to make some purchases if we are going to challenge as the squad is currently not good enough to compete.