Ex-United boss reveals failed transfer targets.
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed he wanted to sign Cesc Fabregas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale last summer, in an interview with the Daily Mail.
The Scot had a nightmare season at Old Trafford after being given the difficult task of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, but things could have gone quite differently if he’d managed to bring in some of his top transfer targets.
Instead, Fabregas stayed at Barcelona for another year before joining Chelsea this summer, while Bale made the £85m move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s ties to the club still made a deal unlikely given his importance to the Spanish giants.
“We tried to bring players in during the summer transfer window but they didn’t materialise,” he said. “It certainly wasn’t for the lack of trying. It wasn’t indecision. The complete opposite.
“It’s been well documented that we wanted Fabregas, Bale and Ronaldo. There was talk of Ronaldo when I first arrived. We were close to getting a couple of major names. I’m not getting in a blame game here but things just didn’t materialise.”