New Manchester United boss David Moyes has said that strengthening his midfield is his main priority.
The Red Devils have been linked with moves for both Cesc Fabregas and Marouane Fellaini in recent weeks, with Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye also mentioned in some reports. The retirement of club legend Paul Scholes has left a big hole in the squad, and Moyes is eager to make an addition before the new season begins.
Speaking to reporters in Sydney prior to Saturday’s clash with the A League All Stars, Moyes said:
“When I got the job, I was made aware of what could possibly be done to improve things. Signing a midfield player was one area where we thought we could possibly add to the squad.
“It’s hard to get top quality players who can come in and affect your team. That’s why we’re trying to go for what we see as the right players and the best players.
“If you’re a player and you’re brought up to play football, and you look out of the window and see Old Trafford, if you’ve got any ambitions about being a footballer, and you’re a top-end one, then I think you’ll want to play for Manchester United.”
Moyes gained his first win as manager on Saturday, when his side beat an A-League side 5-1 ((Berisha 52; Lingard 11 54, Welbeck 33 71, Van Persie 86)), Jesse Lingard will always be recalled as the first scorer of the David Moyes era in charge.