Manchester United boss won’t spend in January

Manchester United manager David Moyes says that he will not delve into the January transfer market, despite his side’s underwhelming start to the season.

A home defeat to Newcastle over the weekend has left the defending Premier League champions in a lowly ninth position after 15 games and a whopping 13 points behind leaders Arsenal.

After missing out on a number of high profile players over the summer, it has been speculated that Moyes will look to solve some of the problems with his inherited squad next month, with the likes of Leighton Baines, Ander Herrera and Cesc Fabregas having been mentioned as potential signings.

But, the Scot says that he won’t be forced into panic buys and that he may wait until the end of the season before looking to overhaul his team.

“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,” Moyes told The Mirror.

“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.”

Marouane Fellaini was Moyes’ only signing during the last window, as he paid £27.5m on deadline day to bring the Belgian with him to Old Trafford from Everton.


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