Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he is concerned he will be unable to sign his top transfer targets before the start of pre-season, according to Sky Sports News.
United’s owners have reportedly promised their beleaguered manager their full financial support in what Moyes hopes will be an overhaul of his current squad.
However, the Scot is also concerned that his plans will be hindered by the World Cup, which kicks off on the 12th June.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he said, “it's difficult as players are going to be going away for the World Cup so it's maybe not quite as easy as, ideally, all clubs would like to get the work done early.”
We cannot guarantee it but we will try to make that happen. I've got to say I'm well into my planning with my thoughts and ideas, getting ready for next year."
Another concern surrounding the issue of the World Cup is that players and their clubs are often reluctant to commit to anything until after the tournament as their prospective value could rocket based on their performance in the tournament.
The former Everton manager was also anxious to warn hopeful United fans that a number of names linked to the club in the media are not actually transfer targets.
“Not everything you read is correct, I've got to say that,” said Moyes. "We're linked with player after player and every time I go to a game I'm supposed to be signing three or four players from that game.
“That isn't the case but everyone is well aware we are looking to make signings and will try to do that whenever the opportunity arises.
“It will probably be after the end of the season before anything takes place but we have got to look to do one or two things."
One player that has been strongly linked with the Red Devils is Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, who is understood to also be a target for Chelsea.
However, with Patrice Evra likely to depart at the end of the season, United will be in need of a first choice left-back and Shaw is regarded as a prime candidate for that role after performing outstandingly for Southampton.
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