Scot will try to bring world beaters to Old Trafford this summer.
New Manchester United boss David Moyes says the club will always be looking to bringing in the world’s top talent and fans should not be fooled by the quiet start to the summer.
“Man United will always be in for the best players in the world but we are also very interested in developing our own youth players and bringing in potential players for the future, so we are working on that just now,” Moyes told talkSPORT.
“Don’t be kidded because there is a bit of a lack of activity. Take it from me, we are working hard behind the scenes to try to improve the squad.
“I’m really fortunate that Alex Ferguson has given me the champions of England. My job is to try and keep that going, maintain it and build on it. We are out there trying.
“I won’t talk about players at other clubs, I don’t think it is right, but I can tell you we are out there trying to do some business.”
The news will delight United fans who have so far endured a quiet summer in the transfer market.
The Red Devils have signed 20-year-old Guillermo Varela from Penarol Montevideo to challenge Rafael for the right-back slot, and have seen Wilfred Zaha finally arrive at the club after signing the winger in January from Crystal Palace, where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
But United fans are dreaming of a multi-million pound return deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, who despite his goals, has never formed a close relationship with the Real Madrid fans. Real’s president, Florentino Perez however, has quashed these rumours by insisting that Ronaldo will remain in Madrid for the rest of his career.
Moyes’ comments may refer to Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantra, who has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer. The 22-year-old would add some intricacy and vision to United’s midfield, especially with Paul Scholes retiring and Ryan Giggs approaching his forties.
Leighton Baines, the Everton and England left-back, has is also said to to be interest Moyes. United already have Patrice Evra in that position, but Moyes is keen to reunite with Baines, who scored seven goals for the Scot’s Everton side last season.
Finally, United could make a move for a world renowned striker if Wayne Rooney does eventually leave the club. Moyes would like to keep the England man, but the lure of Barcelona could well be too strong for Rooney, who handed in a transfer request at the end of last season.
Many top-class strikers have already had their futures decided, such as Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Edinson Cavani (close to PSG move) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich next summer), so it would be interesting to see who Moyes would move for if Rooney were to leave.
Perhaps the new United boss already has a world-class name lined up to mark his arrival at the famous club…