David Moyes’ tenure as Manchester United manager may not have got off to an easy start, but that doesn’t mean the club’s owners are about to throw patience out the window in favour of a knee-jerk approach to the situation.
According to the Guardian, the Glazer family will reportedly provide Moyes with upward of £50 million in transfer funds this January, the purpose of which will be the acquisition of players who can come in and do a job immediately.
United are ninth in the Premier League after seven matches and were made to look quite average at home to West Bromwich Albion late last month—a 2-1 defeat that seemed to force the Glazers into action.
It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that United could miss out on Champions League football going into next season, and, not surprisingly, the owners are desperate to ensure the side remains competitive in both the Premier League and Europe’s most prestigious club competition.
Following are five players Moyes is likely to target in the January transfer window, with some having been approached previously by United.