Manchester United manager unlikely to spend in January
David Moyes offered no excuses after the Red Devils were subjected to a fourth defeat in six matches at Old Trafford, with Swansea City claiming a 2-1 FA Cup victory on Sunday.
January 6th, 2014
The January transfer window is now open for business although the Manchester United manager has dismissed calls for him to make new signings this month, claiming that it all comes down to whether the right type of player is available.
United famously missed out on a host of transfer targets last summer and they currently trail Arsenal by eleven points in the Premier League table, while the Capital One Cup is the only piece of silverware that the club can realistically win this term.
Moyes admits that his team need to improve in the New Year although dismissed the hype surrounding the prospect of making new signings, with the Scot admitting that the club are unlikely to splash the cash until next summer instead.
“I have said I will try to get players but it will probably be doubtful in January. I have said that quite consistently,” he said.
“There is an urgency that we would like to bring players in but are those players available in January?
“There is no point in me hyping it up and saying we are because players we would like to bring in are probably not available.”
Marouane Fellaini was the only major signing of note last summer, with the Belgian midfielder having failed to click since arriving from Everton, although he was missing injured for this latest defeat against the Swans.
“I thought we played quite well first half, but we should have taken our chances when the opportunities were there,” said the United boss.
“We should have created more as well, and I don’t think we come away from the game feeling we deserved to lose. Going down to ten men didn’t help. The game changed a little after that, because until then I felt we had mostly controlled the game.
“But we needed to make more chances and more opportunities. We were relatively comfortable without getting the second goal.”