David Moyes will make his most serious move in the transfer market to date and it’s rumoured he’ll make a bid for BOTH of his priority signings today.
Moyes returned from a productive tour of Asia yesterday and got together with new Chief Executive, Ed Woodward, to discuss the captures of Cesc Fabregas and Marounne Fellaini.
It’s believed both Barcelona and Everton will receive an official approach for their players with Fabregas’ third and final ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ bid totalling £37.5m while the Fellaini bid will equal the buy-out clause of £22m to trigger his transfer on the final day of its existence.
With the beginning of the season just two weeks away, Moyes knows he needs to tie up his targets quickly in order to A) strengthen his squad and B) pacify the increasing pressure from expectant fans nervous about what’s potentially turning into what they think is a farcical summer.
He is however confident he WILL add strength to what he already believes is a quality squad, anyone suggesting he doesn’t believe in the strength of his squad needs to compare what he has now compared to what he’s had access to in the past. Personally I think he’ll produce a very VERY decent team from what he currently has at his disposal.
That doesn’t equate to me believing we have the strongest squad in Europe or even in England, but I’m of the opinion that players – previously on the periphery of Sir Alex’s squads of the past – will see this new era as the perfect opportunity to work their way into the managers thoughts.
Sir Alex was a magician when it came to squad rotation, it’s my belief Moyes will take us back to a time when we had an obvious ‘Best XI’ rather than tinker from week-to-week. Players, I believe, will appreciate that, especially the ones in favour.
A few Reds – on here and otherwise – need to get a grip. We’re about ONE MONTH into a new era, a handful of friendly matches into one mans tenure.
Many are writing United off already, some even preposterously suggest Sir Alex cunningly and purposely sabotaged the club he spent 26-years building a legacy at by pairing Moyes with United and Rooney with a transfer request. What nonsense.
We’re yet to kick a ball in anger, yet to see what Moyes believes is his ‘Best XI’ and yet to see how it performs and with what style. Until such time, Reds; stop behaving like fans of lesser clubs than ours and begin to enjoy supporting the best club in England, which coincidentally, is all that’s important in the short term.
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