Manchester United boss given vote of confidence

Manchester United’s board have given David Moyes free rein over the club’s transfer plans between now and the deadline at the end of the month, according to reports from The Guardian.

The Premier League champions have endured a woeful start to the season, with disappointing results having seen them slip out of the title race and eliminated from the FA Cup at the third round.

After a discouraging summer in terms of attracting new players to Old Trafford – Marouane Fellaini was their only addition – Moyes is rumoured to be keen to bring in new names and is set to be backed by United’s hierarchy.

The Red Devils’ bosses are aware of the dangers of missing out on Champions League qualification, and believe additions that will suit their coach’s style could be key in securing a top four finish.

The likes of Leighton Baines, Luke Shaw, Koke, Diego Costa, Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan have all been mooted as potential targets, and with a substantial budget Moyes could chase at least two of these names.

The club are said to be keen to work quietly this month, after seeing deals for Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabragas all collapse over the summer.


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