David Moyes has reiterated that he and his staff are working hard to bring the right players in to Manchester United this January but intimated that he didn’t want to get fans’ hopes of a big signing due to nature of buying in the winter window.
United’s interest in Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao has been strong this January and their reportedly imminent move for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno could help push the deal through soon.
However, a central midfielder is the prerogative for United fans but while Moyes has been looking around, he hasn’t indicated that United will bring one in.
“We are looking really hard,” he said according to the Irish Independent.
“As I have said many times, it is not a particularly good month to buy players.
“I would hate to get people’s hopes up and end up with nobody.
“In the same breath we are certainly not sitting back and doing nothing, that’s for sure. If we could pick up one or two players in this window we said we would try and do it.”
What has been obvious from United’s football this season is that the squad is in need of a major overhaul. Sir Alex Ferguson’s genius has become even more apparent in his absence and Moyes has been given the task of rebuilding it.
A task of that magnitude doesn’t happen overnight and United’s failings in the summer didn’t help the situation but Moyes knows what he has to do, although he dismissed that his trips to Europe this week were for scouting potential signings.
He added:”I can see it is a big task and a big job to get things the way I want it.
“Everybody recognises we have to make some changes. But that is not the reason for me globe-trotting all the time.
“I have always been an avid football watcher. I have always enjoyed going to games.
“When you are at a club like this, attention gets drawn to the fact you are there, then people make assumptions that you must be watching one player or another.”
As far as January windows go, this one was seen as crucial for United.
This season is going to be a real battle for the top four spots and without any new faces, United would be on the back foot for the run-in given how marred by injury our squad has been this year.
At least Moyes is working hard to try and bring somebody in and if he is successful, it could breath new life into our Premier League campaign.