The loss away to Sunderland on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup makes it three losses for David Moyes and Manchester United in 2014. What we’ve seen from United in each of those losses is an inability to create clear-cut chances throughout a match. In fact, that has been a problem for much of this season.

Moyes has already dismissed the January market due to the difficulty of landing first-choice targets, but considering the position the team are in at present, he simply must go out and spend.

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Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)