Manchester United manager says Mata signing is the first of many

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£37m signing Juan Mata will not be the last new signing at Old Trafford, according to Red Devils manager David Moyes.

Speaking on Sky Sports, the Scot said, "this is the first, and there will be many more to come in time. I want the quality of Juan to be the start of it.”

Indeed, the Red Devils have been linked with a number of signings this month, including Southampton left-back Luke Shaw and Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

However, Moyes was quick to reiterate that there may not be any more players coming this month, and that new signings will instead probably come in the summer.

"I don't think we will have any more (new signings) in January,” he said. “I'm still working on it and looking to do so.

But hopefully it will be the first of some new signings, some new players who will arrive, more likely in the summertime.”

"Undoubtedly we could all do with a bit of a lift. We have not done as well as we would have liked to do. We see this as the start, we have to look to improve and I'm going to try to bring in some new players to make that happen.

Moyes also pointed to his ambitions of building a new team that will excite fans. "I want to build an exciting team,” he said. “I want to win and I want to give the supporters something to shout about - I've not done that often enough."

United currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League, six points outside the top four. The Scot will at the very least be determined to finish within the top four in order to guarantee Champions League football for next season.

The Red Devils have not finished outside of the top four in the entire history of the Premier League, and Moyes will not want to be the United manager that sees it happen.

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