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Moyes has crucial summer ahead at Manchester United

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Moyes starts work at Old Trafford on July 1 (©GettyImages)
Moyes starts work at Old Trafford on July 1 (©GettyImages).

David Moyes recently took over as the new manager of Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson ended his 26-year reign at Old Trafford.

With Jose Mourinho having returned to Chelsea, Manchester City expected to go about their usual business and Arsenal and Tottenham also expected to invest in their squads, the new United boss has a crucial summer ahead of him. 

Before deciding whom to bring in, he must first deal with his own player's issues. Wayne Rooney demanded a transfer before the retirement of Sir Alex, and has recently expressed his desire to play as a forward.

This is a difficult question for Moyes as Robin van Persie has established himself well in the position. The Dutchman bagged 26 goals in 38 Premier League appearances last season and has been the league's top scorer for two consecutive seasons. 

United have adjusted their tactics from two to one striker and this brought them the league trophy. Moyes may have to change the tactics again in order to keep his star-man, but will he do so?

Nani's future is also in doubt and Paul Scholes has retired again from his holding midfield position. Therefore there will certainly be a gap that needs to be filled at Old Trafford. 

Big-name signings could be a method to keep confidence at United – but Moyes must use it right. 

Exciting names such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Marouane Fellaini and Cesc Fabregas could be the types of names Moyes will be after.

Fans would love to see them wearing a red shirt, but not all of them are suitable for the club – and it depends on Moyes. 

If the manager decided to keep Rooney at Old Trafford, will he still need Bale or Ronaldo?

Even if either one of them arrives, how would he accommodate traditional wingers such as Antonio Valencia or Ashley Young?

In the coming summer, each of Moyes' decisions could be exceptionally decisive for the club’s future. 

 

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