According to Chris Wheeler of The Daily Mail, David Moyes has been promised £200 million to invest in players to strengthen his squad.
The report suggests the club's hierarchy have realised how little star quality the squad boasts without Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, paving the way for the Scot to revamp an aging roster.
Here, we look at five players Moyes should jettison and five he should sign throughout the 2014 calendar year.
Please note: while Everton Ribeiro would be a wonderful signing, there's just no way he's getting a work permit before January 2015, so he's not included. Ryan Giggs' impending retirement is considered a forgone conclusion.