Manchester United transfer window was not a disaster

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A total of £630 million was spent during the summer transfer window breaking the previous record of £500m set back in 2008.

Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all added to their sides greatly but Manchester United only brought in one big name - Belgian international Marouane Fellaini. 

Because of this, many football fans have suggested that United's new manager endured a horrid time during the window. But despite only bringing in one big name, this simply isn’t the case.

The Belgian has been a target for United for the past few years, and although Moyes eventually paid nearly £4m more than he could’ve just weeks ago, bringing in Fellaini is a good piece of business.

As well as this, even though the deal bringing Wilfried Zaha to the club was completed in January during last season, because he immediately returned to Crystal Palace on loan, the 20-year-old can essentially be seen as a summer signing. But the main piece of business for Moyes was keeping star man Wayne Rooney.

Rooney was targeted by both Chelsea and Arsenal but Moyes was able to convince him to stay.

Keeping the England man is no doubt a big bonus to Moyes and he could prove to be as important to United as Arsenal’s capture of Mesut Ozil, Chelsea’s signing of Willian or Spurs’ acquisition of Roberto Soldado.

Manchester United also added Uruguayan under-20 International Guilermo Varela to the squad this summer.

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