Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed he is already deliberating on who he wants to bring into Old Trafford this summer.
Moyes and Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward were heavily criticised at the beginning of the season for failing to attract a number of big names to Old Trafford.
Manchester United made moves for the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Ander Herrera and Daniele De Rossi but were unable to complete deals for the midfield trio.
The Premier League champions had to settle for Everton’s Marouane Fellaini and were forced into paying £27.5million for the towering midfielder on the final day of the transfer window.
Moyes does not want history to repeat itself this season so is identifying potential signings before the end of the season - rather than waiting until the summer to make moves for Europe’s top talent.
The Scotsman will have even less time to secure signings this summer as most of his targets will be participating in this year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Moyes, speaking on the upcoming transfer window, said: "I might do [business before the World Cup]. We are getting ourselves prepared now.
"We can't do an awful lot until the end of the season but we will prepare as much as possible. You don’t always get all your ducks in a row but we will try to get as many of them as we can.
"I know it has been difficult for a lot of people to accept and understand what is going on but we will make changes. We have said that now and everyone is well aware of it."