Manchester United comfortably beat out their cross-town rivals Manchester City in last year’s Premier League, seeing them secure a record 20th title.
Coming into this year’s 2013-2014 campaign, United are fielding the same squad as last season, with the addition of England’s up-and-coming starlet, Wilfried Zaha.
Zaha was purchased from Crystal Palace last January but was loaned out for the remainder of the season to help them in their, ultimately successful, promotion push.
After failing to procure the talents of FC Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, United fans and supporters have seen a number of highly rated players put pen to paper over at the Etihad Stadium, with the likes of Fernandhino, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stefan Jovetic all signing for City.
According to the Daily Mail, David Moyes has his sights set on bringing in Germany International Mezut Ozil from La Liga giants Real Madrid, which may prove a difficult task with the 24-year-old playing a crucial role in the central midfield for Carlo Ancelotti’s los Blancos.
A much more feasible option might be Ozil’s colleague, Luka Modric; being no stranger to United supporters, who might remember him for his stellar performance against The Red Devils in last year’s Champions League round of 16 match, where he levelled the match with an excellent long-range strike from the 25 yards, is well-known for his playmaking ability.
Modric was mostly limited to substitute appearances last season with Madrid and with the 2014 World Cup closing in, the midfielder might be keen on a move to a club where he’ll be playing football week in, week out.
Already having spent four years in the Premier League, Modric is definitely worth a closer look.
Everton’s Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines are two more names that have been permeating throughout British tabloids, as of late.
Having already played underneath Moyes, The Toffees’ duo might be a perfect fit in a system that values quick, interchanging play along the flanks and ball retention in the final third of the park.
With an initial joint £28million bid being labelled as "derisory and insulting" for David Moyes’ former players, United will surely have to increase their proposal in an upwards range of £30million.
With the transfer window slowly coming to a close, and not forgetting that United are the defending Premier League champions, is it imperative that David Moyes add a marquee signing to his squad if they are to fight for a first place finish once again.
Or can United show the resilience to fight off the likes of City, Chelsea and the league’s other top teams with a squad that has already done it once before?
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