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Man Utd Transfers: 5 Players David Moyes Needs To Sign To Keep Up With City

Published May 8, 2014 by gossipzoo

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This summer, Manchester United fans have had to sit by helplessly and watch the Blue half of the city do all the spending.

So far, City have signed four players, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic, for a combined fee of 90 million.

Meanwhile, the only piece of transfer business new United manager David Moyes has completed so far is the acquisition of Uruguayan full-back Guillermo Varela, who’s probably going out on loan.

It’s not as though Moyes hasn’t tried to strengthen the Premier League champions with new signings this summer, let’s be fair.

The ex-Everton man has seen bids for left-back Leighton Baines and midfielder Cesc Fabregas rejected in recent weeks, while others targets, such as youngsters James Rodriguez and Thiago Alcantara, opted to ply their trade elsewhere.

Ever since City’s takeover in 2008 by the Abu Dhabi United Group, bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour, being outspent in transfer windows by their rivals has been the norm for United fans.

Yet there is still a feeling as though the Red Devils are being left behind by their enemies.

While City have strengthened in key areas this summer, United are yet to address their deficiencies, which could prove vital in the title race.

Here, we take a look at 5 Players David Moyes Needs To Sign To Keep Up With City.

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Man Utd: 5 Things We’ve Learned From Their New Year Slump

Published March 11, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

You have to go back to May 2001 to find the last time Manchester United lost three matches in a row. At that stage they had already wrapped up yet another Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fast forward the best part of 13 years and the Red Devils find themselves in quite a different situation with David Moyes at the helm. United had looked equal to the task of a demanding festive fixture programme after winning six in a row after an early December wobble.

To his credit Moyes has made relatively plain sailing of his first proper crack at the Champions League as a manager, but the Old Trafford faithful are used to being a force in all competitions.

Victories ground out over West Ham, Hull and Norwich have been belied, however, by successive losses to Spurs, Swansea and Sunderland. The Red Devils are a dozen points off the pace in the title race. Moyes is also out of the FA Cup and progress to the League Cup final is in the balance.

What are the hallmarks of his nightmare start to 2014? More importantly, what can be done to reverse United’s fortunes? Here are five things we’ve learned about United because of their New Year slump.

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Man Utd: Did Sir Alex Ferguson Foresee A Problematic Start For David Moyes?

Published December 26, 2013 by gossipzoo

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With Manchester United enduring one of their worst starts to a Premier League season in recent years, manager David Moyes has already had his future with the side called into question.

After former manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired this summer to end a trophy-laden 26 years with the Premier League holders, he gave a rousing speech in his last home game in which he urged the supporters to ‘stand by the new manager’.

Was he seemingly hinting how United won’t have it all their way upon his immediate arrival?

Many experts looking at the Manchester United side within the last 12 months highlighted the potential problems awaiting the new manager this season, and it’s already rung true early on this campaign.

The Lancashire outfit are currently 8th in the Premier League with 11 points after 8 games – 8 points adrift of Arsenal in 1st place. They’ve succumbed to three league defeats already.

The biggest issue Moyes was having to face upon his arrival was the ageing players in the squad. This season, the side will be going through a transition as the longer serving players were starting to show their age. Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, and even Michael Carrick are all in need of eventual replacing with the future in mind.

While Sir Alex Ferguson may have retired for health reasons, the fact he’s still fairly active and watching the side play most every week suggests he may well have foreseen the temporary crumble of a team going through a big transitional period, and saw Moyes as the perfect man to turn them around over the long term – hence the six-year contract he was offered.

The next Manchester United manager had to be one with a proven track record of long-term improvement and stability at a club. Moyes fits the bill perfectly from his time at Everton, and Sir Alex Ferguson highlighted that.

The side aren’t looking for a quick fix. They were expecting an immediate struggle this season, but are prepared to ride through it and play the long game.

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Man Utd Transfers: 5 Left-Backs David Moyes Could Sign

Published September 10, 2013 by gossipzoo

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Left-back is a particular area of concern for Manchester United this summer.

Veteran Patrice Evra celebrated his 32nd birthday back in May and has entered the winter of his career, and while the Red Devils have finally gotten right-back nailed down with Rafael, there is uncertainty on the opposite flank.

You can’t help but wonder how much longer Evra has left at the highest levels while his so-called “understudies” also raise more questions than they do answer them.

Fabio has just returned from a troubling loan spell at Queens Park Rangers following the Hoop’s relegation into the Championship while the jury is still out on Alexander Buttner.

And new United manager David Moyes realises he needs to address his left-back issue – illustrated by the fact the Scotsman has made a 12 million bid in an attempt to be reunited with former-player Leighton Baines at Old Trafford.

However, new Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who has succeeded from Moyes at Goodison Park, has claimed that offer was United’s “final bid” and indeed the champions have not been back in for the player since June.

If United aren’t going to sign Baines this summer, here, we take a look at 5 Left-Backs David Moyes Could Sign.

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