David Moyes told reporters at this afternoon’s pre-match press conference that Manchester United could secure their first signing of the summer before the World Cup starts.
The competition begins on 12 June which gives United a month of negotiation time from the end of the season to wrap up a transfer and it would be a smart move by Moyes to do so.
Player prices are hugely inflated by the World Cup and if we want to buy players for the right prices, we should certainly try and buy before the competition begins.
“Yeah, I might do. We are getting ourselves prepared now,” Moyes replied when asked if he wanted to sign anybody before the World Cup.
“We can’t do an awful lot until the end of the season but we will prepare as much as possible.
“You don’t always get all your ducks in a row but we will try to get as many of them as we can.
“I know it has been difficult for a lot of people to accept and understand what is going on but we will make changes.
“We have said that now and everyone is well aware of it.”
Under Sir Alex Ferguson, United traditionally wrapped up business early in the transfer window.
Back in 2010, we signed Javier Hernandez for £8 million before the World Cup and he went on to have a fantastic tournament before coming to Old Trafford to win the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award in his first season with the club.
Moyes has been preparing with extensive scouting all season long so he’ll go into this summer transfer window far more prepared than last year and hopefully, United will have at least one new player before the World Cup starts in Brazil if all goes to plan.