Ex-Manchester United coach says Moyes isn't famous enough

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David Moyes isn't a big enough name to attract the best talent to Manchester United in the transfer market, according to a former Red Devils reserve team coach.

Ricky Sbragia was at Manchester United for three years before eventually joining up with former Old Trafford captain Steve Bruce at Sunderland and he feels the hangover after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson will affect the club on a number of levels.

Moyes has seen his team fall to two consecutive embarrassing defeats in the Premier League, last week was a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City in the derby and Saturday saw them fall to a 2-1 loss at home to West Brom.

Ferguson was a master at getting the best out of the players at his disposal and Moyes has struggled to match his legendary predecessor, though Sbragia feels improving the squad could be just as difficult a task.

Manchester United failed to land a number of major targets during the summer and the current Scotland Under-19 coach feels Ferguson would not have had the same problems.

“David Moyes has had a problem bringing in the big hitters, the players he really wanted.Does he have the power and the personality that Sir Alex Ferguson had?" he told talkSPORT.

“Sometimes players would have signed for him because of who he was. He tried to get Cesc Fabregas, which didn’t work for him and he brought in Marouane Fellaini, who he knows and can deal with.

“We’ll see in the next transfer window who he can attract to the club, we’ll see what players want to come to Man United for David Moyes."

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