David Moyes has revealed he hopes to ditch several under-performing stars when the January window opens.

The Manchester United manager has found life tough since his move to Old Trafford and hasn't been helped by the performances of some players.

Reigning champions United have lost a third of their Premier League games this campaign, and Moyes is looking to shake-up the squad with a January clear-out.

The former Everton chief is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail: "A few could go if we get the right offer.

"I've tried to give an opportunity to everybody. Would we sell? If the right offers were there we'd probably look at it.

"We'll be balancing trying to move people on but also trying to bring people in."

Among the stars set to be shipped out are the likes of Anderson, Nani, Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley.

It is also thought Moyes will look to replace ageing stars such as Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra  - as United attempted to do this summer with the failed Leighton Baines bid.

United currently linger in ninth place in the league, a far cry from their title winning form last term.

Moyes was recently dealt the blow that star forward Robin van Persie will miss around a month through injury - a crucial month that sees a pile-up of fixtures over the Christmas period.

The Old Trafford side are already an astonishing 13 points adrift of leaders Arsenal, and should they struggle over December without van Persie, doubts will be cast over their potential to finish in the top four, let alone mount a title charge.

In contrast to their league form, United impressed in Europe and finished top of their Champions League group.

They will therefore avoid the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich when the draw is made for the next round.

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