Here at the Football Transfer Tavern, we are expecting some significant activity at Old Trafford when the transfer window opens next months as David Moyes attempts to save United’s season.
However David McDonnell from The Mirror has caught up with the former Everton boss who has now claimed that the Red Devils are under no pressure to sign players in January.
United supporters were left disgusted as their side fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday, which meant they endured back-to-back home defeats for the first time since 2002.
The pressure has now cracked up on Moyes with his side languishing in ninth place, seven points away from qualification to the Champions League in fourth.
But the United boss has confirmed that is is unlikely he’ll be spending much cash in January, despite the obvious need for improvement.
He said: “In any transfer window you don’t want to be bringing in a full batch of players, so I think there’s a period of time that it takes.
“The last one was a difficult one after just joining the club, so we’ve got a window in January where, if we think if it’s right for the club, we’ll do so.
“If not, we’ll look again in the summer. This club is always looking to bring in the best talent and that won’t change.
“I don’t think I’ll feel under pressure personally to do it [buy in January] as I’ll try to do the right things.
“I tend to take my time and try to assess what are the best talents to bring in. You can see that from the players I brought in at Everton.”
Moyes suffered a frustrating summer with only Marouane Fellaini arriving in a £27.5 million deal for his former club, but the boss insists he is content with his current squad which has left United fans in the bar even more concerned about their side’s future.
Is Moyes right to be cautious about signing players in Janaury? Let us know your thoughts below.
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