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Moyes needs to use financial power to rebuild Manchester United

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Manchester United have had a dismal season so far and manager David Moyes has to do something before things become even worse for the champions - he needs to spend money and spend it big in the summer.

Moyes has a lot more power at his disposal at Manchester United than he had during his time at Everton and we all know power is easy to abuse.

The Scot certainly hasn't done that, but he also hasn't wielded it judiciously to save a club that has certainly lost their position of domination.

The defending champions who won the title last season with an11-point advantage over their neighbours Manchester City - are sitting in sixth place in the Premier League and they've been knocked out of the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup.

Their chances of winning the Champions League look very bleak after losing 2-0 to Olympiacos in the first leg of their last 16 tie. With big clubs like Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG competing to win – United are not in the same league.

So how do they turn things around? They need to strengthen the team. That's not to say that the current players are of no good - after all it was this very team which won the league last season - but the morale of the players looks low.

With the exception of Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj and maybe Phil Jones - the rest of the team looks nothing like the one that lifted the trophy last season.

Moyes has taken a lot of flak for the club's failures but he isn't the only one to blame, the team has performed very inconsistently so far.

Injuries haven't helped Moyes' cause as well with key players getting injured at crucial moments - the biggest setback being Robin van Persie, who had missed most of the season due to a thigh injury.

The Dutch striker was instrumental in United's title win last season - scoring the highest number of goals in the league - so his absence was a big blow to the club.

But on the other hand, looking at it positively, maybe his comeback can now revitalise the team into the top-four of the Premier League.

Moyes has no experience when it comes to making marquee signings in the Premier League - with the recent exception of Juan Mata - and he could do with some help from somebody with more experience in the transfer market.

United's chances of winning the league this season might have gone already even though they have only played 27 games so far, but the club needs to also focus on the long-term.

There are many areas that the Red Devils need to work on in order to remain relevant in the upcoming title races and their is no lack of funds for Moyes to worry about at the moment.

The Scot will allegedly be given £100 million to spend on rebuilding his team and there are many rumours linking players with the club.

Acquiring players like Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos or Marco Reus could work wonders for Moyes in his mission to rebuild the team. They may not come cheap but most good things won't. Don't believe that? Have a look at Chelsea and Manchester City.

Moyes will also have to make a decision on which players to let go from the club. Nani, Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Shinji Kagawa and a few others are not bringing anything to the table and a clear out is in order - plus this will help the Red Devils comply with the Financial Fair Play regulations.

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