David Moyes dismisses moves for Falcao and Costa

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has played down speculation linking his club with strikers Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa, according to The Express.

The defending Champions find themselves in a position they aren't accustomed to; eighth in the Premier League at Christmas. It had been expected that United would strengthen in the January transfer window to revitalise their campaign.

However, The Scottish manager is happy with his options up front. Wayne Rooney's form has been one of the few positives this season and backing him up is last season's top-scorer Robin van Persie who is currently injured. Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez provide competition.

That means Monaco forward Falcao and Athletico Madrid star Costa aren't top of his Christmas wishlist. Despite the two establishing themselves amongst Europe's most lethal strikers in recent years.

Falcao secured a big money move to Ligue One in the summer and has nine league goals while Costa's 23 goals in all competitions have helped his side to top La Liga and book a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

"I would not say we are in desperate need of an out-and-out centre-forward," Moyes said.

"We have got Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Chicharito, Danny Welbeck. Shinji can play in behind as well, we are covered.

"It is easy for people to throw names up, but when they look at it more closely you might say it wasn't that good a suggestion."

A new midfielder is more urgently required after only landing the, so far, ineffective Marouane Fellaini in the summer. Yet, the former Everton wishes to evaluate the options before making a rash move.

"We will look [at targets]," The 50-year-old continued.

"But I wouldn't turn around and say that I'm massively sure that we will get them.

"Because a lot of the players we would be interested in wouldn't be available for us in that month of January.

"But we'll certainly be looking."

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