Manchester United supporters have been concerned about the lack of progress at Old Trafford in relation to the transfer market.
It is well-known in the Football Transfer Tavern that the Red Devils must strengthen before the end of the month to avoid a disastrous failure to qualify for the Champions League.
Now Mark Ogden from The Telegraph, who was first to break the news about Sir Alex Ferguson retiring last summer, suggests that the club’s owners are prepared to back David Moyes in the transfer market with significant funds at his disposal to strengthen the current side.
United are currently sat in seventh place, five points off Liverpool in fourth and after enduring a third round FA Cup exit at the hands of Swansea City, the Glazer family, United’s American owners, have decided to back the under-fire manager with a reported £100 million budget.
One of the major problems for the Old Trafford outfit this term has been the failure to improve during the summer. While their rivals spent millions on fresh talent, Moyes waited under deadline day before paying £27 million for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini after seeing several long-term targets rejecting his advances.
The club must make amends this month to ensure a successful end to the season. The Ogden reports come as welcome news to Red Devils fanatics sat around the bar.
After scouting intensively around Europe, Moyes is understood to have handed chief executive Ed Woodward a list of targets that includes Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, Borussia Dortmund pair Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan, Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala and Southampton’s Luke Shaw.
However all of these targets will all prove difficult sign in the middle of the season and Moyes has no desire to blow big money on panic buys.
That could see United relying on their current squad to secure Champions League football and that has left a lot of worried Manchester United supporters in the tavern.
Who do you think United should target in January? Can Moyes save the season at Old Trafford? Let us know your thoughts below.
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