Manchester United are ready to make some transfer signings in the next January transfer window and they are already planning to rescue this season from failure in the summer transfer activity reported in Mirror Football.
Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has admitted that Manchester United failed to strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window even though they were able keep Wayne Rooney out of Chelsea's grasp.
David Moyes and Ed Woodward are planning make amendments by bidding again for Ander Herrera of Athletic Bilbao and Leighton Baines of Everton when transfer window reopens in January.
Marouane Fellaini is the only notable transfer signing made by United after series of failure in the summer transfer market. Are David Moyes and ed Woodward is struggling to step into the shoes of Alex Ferguson and David Gill? The influence of Sir Alex on the players and charisma of David Gill in the transfer market is uncomparable.
There are enough indications that the current pair is in great struggle. Man United could not convince Barcelona pair Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas. After failing to sign Leighton Baines from Everton they tried secure a loan deal for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao but at the eleventh hour the deal could not go through.
They also tried to steal the deal for Mesut Ozil ahead of Arsenal before their inquiry for Sami Khedira and then Luka Modric. Arsenal then signed Ozil from Real Madrid leaving Manchester United thundered. Manchester reportedly turned down the chance to sign Mesut Ozil after he was offered to them to make room for Gareth Bale. David Moyes opted to stay at his choice of priority regarding transfer signings for the club.
Manchester United also tried to get Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder in the closing stages of the transfer window, but the Turkish club rejected such attempt from Manchester club. Sneijder was a long term target of Sir Alex Ferguson while he was playing for Inter Milan.
Fellaini was their only significant signing while FC Zurich’s Saidy Janko, 17 was signed for junior level.
A big club like Manchester United failed to complete deals with series of transfer targets to their likings and it is hard to believe. Various clubs have refused to sell their players to them and some players opted to stay at their current club rather joining Manchester United. May be they want to observe the proceedings of Moyes and are unsure if he can deliver compared to Sir Alex. It is also reported that United striker Robin van Persie is missing Sir Alex and unhappy about some of Moyes's training method. Moyes is facing battle to win over the Dutchman.
It is still early days for David Moyes in Manchester United to comment anything whether he can be a success for the club or not. But he has to stamp his authority and prove his worthiness to the likes of the established stars of the clubs.
Only time will tell. We have to wait till then.