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Questions over Manchester United's strength in midfield were once again asked after the English champions lost against fierce rivals Liverpool.

David Moyes has yet to make a signing as the Manchester United boss and many fans are hoping that this changes before the transfer windows slams shut on Monday. Once again, concerns are beginning to grow over the quality of United's midfield after a 1-0 loss to Liverpool.

Last season's leading goal scorer, Robin van Persie, received hardly any service from his midfield and looked very frustrated at the end of the game. United desperately need a creative midfielder that can unlock defences, and this is becoming increasingly noticeable every time they play. They have the firepower in Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie but they aren't much good if the midfield doesn't support them.

Midfield isn't Moyes' only problem. If Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick weren't having a great game then you'd hope that the wide men could offer some support to the strikers up front. However, this isn't the case at United as the wingers are nearly as bad as the players in midfield. Nani and Antonio Valencia are not the players that they once were and the less said about Ashley Young, the better.

Michael Carrick's performances last season turned United's average midfield into a title-winning midfield but there are no guarantees that he will do it again this time around. Every other team in the Premier League have significantly improved their squads this season and apart from signing a Uruguayan right-back that no one's ever heard of, United have done nothing.

What's more, David Moyes has yet again said that no signings are needed and even said that United's performance against Liverpool was their best this season. Was he watching the same game as the rest of us?

Moyes, speaking to Sky Sports after the game said: "I thought we played really well."

"Liverpool were resolute and made it hard for us to score. We maybe didn't quite create the best with the crossing. We got two or three opportunities in the second half and were just a little bit unfortunate that we didn't take them."

Moyes was also asked if he would be making any moves on deadline day: "We will try and do it, but from what I saw of the players, I'm more than happy with the players I've got."

He then added: "I thought they played really well, probably the best we've played this season."

David Moyes has less than one day to add to his squad and many United fans will be hoping that he will finally make a move. Some reports say that Moyes is preparing a £40million bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines whilst others say that Roma's Daniele de Rossi is on the agenda.

Whatever happens, transfer deadline day for United fans promises to be one of the most exciting yet.

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