Moyes tried and failed to nail his main targets in the summer and so will spend big in order to get back on track this winter with the midfield a real concern.
Marouane Fellaini arrived on transfer deadline day but the former Everton midfielder has failed to live up to his billing or price tag so far this season leaving the club’s summer business looking very poor.
With Robin van Persie out for a month and Michael Carrick struggling for fitness still, Moyes has no alternative but to find additions to the squad with the likes of Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck failing to replace the key men.
“The club have the money and they will spend, there’s no question about that,” Moyes said.
“We were very close to a major, major signing back in the summer.
“It’s easy now saying it and we didn’t do it but we were really close to a major signing and the club would have definitely shown what they’re worth.”