United boss: We won’t win the Champions League with this squad…
Manchester United manager David Moyes says his squad needs five or six world-class additions if they are to have any chance of winning the Premier or Champions League, reports the Mirror.
United are currently languishing in 12th position in the Premier League table, after falling to a miserable 3-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.
Moyes thinks his squad is undercooked, and has demanded serious additions in the next transfer window.
“To win the Champions League you have to have five or six world-class players,” said the Scottish boss.
“If you look at Bayern Munich, they have five or six really world-class players, and to win it you might have to have that in your squad.”
While it is true that Bayern do have an unbelievable roster of talent, Moyes also has the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and new £27m signing Marouane Fellaini at his disposal.
In fact, Moyes’ predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League title with the exact same squad last season minus the new Belgian midfielder.
Moyes targeted the likes of Thiago, Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrerra in the summer, but missed out on all three of the Spanish midfielders. There was even rumours that Moyes submitted a late mega-money offer for Gareth Bale, who eventually joined Real Madrid in a world-record £85m deal.
“Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past, and Real Madrid have maybe got it now,” continued the Scottish boss.
“That’s the level you have to get at to win it. We’ve not got that yet. What we have got is experience and several players who are in that category or close to it.”
United’s start to the season is the worst in 24 years, but Moyes will be quick to remind fans that his side has already played Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.