Manchester United boss David Moyes has admitted that it will be difficult for the club to sign top named players in January, reports The Telegraph.

The Red Devils were linked with a number of players in the previous transfer window but only completed the signing of Belgian star Marouane Fellaini. 

And, despite United's poor start to the season, Moyes has insisted that it won't be easy adding to his squad once the transfer window reopens. 

When discussing the possibility of bringing new faces to Old Trafford in January, Moyes told reporters: “I’ll look at January, but I wouldn’t want people to have big expectations about what you would sign or do.

“I don’t think January has, in the main, been a really good month to sign really top players.

“If you’re in trouble near the bottom of the league you might make signings if you’re desperate for something, but I think we will be looking for the top [players].

“The quality of players I’ve got here they are really top-end and great players to work with, but undoubtedly we will, in time, try to make that ­better. That’s the part of the job; the job is to make progress. United won the league last year and I want to try and progress on that.

“Will we win it again? Will we go and try to win the cups if possible as well? Yes, but we’ll look to add to the squad if the right players become available. We wanted to try and get one or two players in during the summer, which we said at the time.

“It wasn’t that we needed many more players, it was a need for one or two that could definitely help and affect the first team.”

United have suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League after they were beaten by local rivals Manchester City at the Etihad and they also lost out to West Brom at Old Trafford last weekend. 

Moyes' side will be hoping to get back to winning ways this evening at the Stadium of Light as they travel to bottom of the table Sunderland. 

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