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Manchester United 'working hard' to make signings

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David Moyes has urged Manchester United fans not be deterred by concerned by a lack of activity in the transfer market so far, and promises the Premier League champions are beavering away behind the scenes to secure new recruits.

The 50-year-old Scot has yet to sign a player since officially beginning his new role as Manchester United boss last week, but the club have been linked with a number of potential acquisitions.

Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara would appear to be the top target for Moyes upon his arrival at Old Trafford, with reports suggesting the Spain international has already agreed a five-year contract with Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has been linked with a return to Manchester United amidst a contract wrangle with Real Madrid, and Moyes has assured supporters that the club are in the transfer market for top talent.

"Man United will always be in for the best players in the world but we are also very interested in developing our own youth players and bringing in potential players for the future, so we are working on that just now," Moyes told talkSPORT.

"Don’t be kidded because there is a bit of a lack of activity. Take it from me, we are working hard behind the scenes to try to improve the squad.

"I'm really fortunate that Alex [Ferguson] has given me the champions of England. My job is to try and keep that going, maintain it and build on it. We are out there trying.

"I won't talk about players at other clubs, I don’t think it is right, but I can tell you we are out there trying to do some business."

Moyes will preside over his first game as Manchester United manager on Saturday as the Red Devils take on the Singha All Star XI in Bangkok.

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