Manchester United manager David Moyes may have pulled off a 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich in the Champions League but there are still glaring holes to be filled within the Man Utd ranks come the summer transfer window.
The likes of Toni Kroos, Luke Shaw, William Carvalho, Ilkay Gündogan have all been touted as potential summer targets and would bolster the withering United ranks, but with an unproven track record so far this season at the helm of United, trust is still a major issue for many fans.
The discontent at United this season is unprecedented, to the extent that a bewildered bunch of so-called “fans” dished out £840 on a “Moyes Out” banner to fly over Old Trafford during the Aston Villa match last week. It’s troubling times to be a United fan and with a potential 200m war chest to work with in the summer, many fans are seriously questioning whether Moyes knows what to do with that amount of cash.
It’s difficult to argue with the anti-David Moyes brigade when you look at the quality he brought in back at the beginning of summer. Quality might be a wildly loose term to describe Marouane Fellaini, who has looked out of his depth all season and completely off the pace. You just need to search “Fellaini” into Twitter to see a torrent of abuse towards a player who has shown himself to be decidedly “mid-table” in his performances. Throw into the mixer that a player such as Shinji Kagawa started on the bench against Bayern Munich and again the anti-Moyes hoard get your vote.
But can he make the key tactical purchases required to take United back into title contention next year? Nemanja Vidic, who scored against Bayern, will be out in the summer, as will Wilfried Zaha, Javier Hernandez and Rio Ferdinand, so we scoured Twitter to find out what the fans think of Moyes’s potential summer spending spree:
Impossible to agree with the 'Moyes should be allowed to rebuild United in summer' idea when you look at £27.5m Fellaini #MUFCBAYERN
— Stuart Mackintosh (@stumackintosh) April 1, 2014
— Mike Austin (@mikeaustin1404) April 1, 2014
fair play to Moyes and United. They can defend in the champions league just not attack in the Prem. Need to buy more players in the summer
— Ollie (@Ollie_Billson) April 1, 2014
Give Moyes this summer, let him get his team and see what he does, he will come good.. Sir Alex knows a manager when he sees on #MUFC
— Bradd (@bradgrundy_) April 1, 2014
Summer will be huge irresp of this. But its performances like these which will convince top players that Utd and Moyes are the right choice.
— Manan (@TheChosenMann) April 1, 2014
This result should let Moyes spend the summer war chest
— Chris Childs (@Crouchagol) April 1, 2014