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It appears that The Express are saying were in for Matuidi and Strootman. Star say Ross Barkley. Mail and Time both say we're gonna offer Rooney a £50m deal... and the independent are saying Koke and wait for it... Iniesta
 

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It appears that The Express are saying were in for Matuidi and Strootman. Star say Ross Barkley. Mail and Time both say we're gonna offer Rooney a £50m deal... and the independent are saying Koke and wait for it... Iniesta
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It appears that The Express are saying were in for Matuidi and Strootman. Star say Ross Barkley. Mail and Time both say we're gonna offer Rooney a £50m deal... and the independent are saying Koke and wait for it... Iniesta
i'd love all of matuidi strootman and Koke. But Strootman doesnt seem a reasonable target since he just joined Roma. Matuidi's contract runs out in the summer right? would love him for free, but we will have to wait 6 months. Koke now, Matuidi in the summer. :)
 

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Moyes is now ready to swing his axe on "a few" and bring in players he really wants that "will be with us for six or seven years.. as soon as I can". Something to look forward at last.

Who do you speculate to be the "few" HE will let go and those young ones (obviously) that HE is eyeing?

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From the DM thread:
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"We can definitely find the money for a big deal, 100%," the United manager said. "I know that because the money was available this summer. We were very close to a major, major signing, and if it had gone through it would have definitely shown what the club is worth. We didn't do it in the end, we didn't quite get there because players had chosen other clubs or made different decisions, but we were close to a couple of major signings and we didn't miss out because of money, that's for sure."
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Turn towards Old Trafford and you are on Sir Alex Ferguson Way. Opposite the dug-outs the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand looms large, complete with a banner proclaiming that the ‘impossible dream’ was made possible by the legend from Govan, major trophies decorating the mural.

Stranded in mid-table, the past must feel like a noose tightening around your neck. But Moyes, hewn from the same school of hard knocks as the master, is ready to fight back. The phoney war is over – the real battle is about to start.

Heads will roll, and Moyes is determined that won’t include his own after admitting he is now ready to make critical decisions after a period of careful assessment. He wants to build his own team on and off the pitch.

Behind the scenes he has gradually brought in his own staff, like his former Everton chief scout Robbie Cooke – people he trusts when it comes to snapping up new talent.

That will include stellar signings, with Moyes revealing he just missed out on a huge signing to accompany his arrival at the club – almost certainly Gareth Bale, who left Tottenham for Real Madrid.

Now a little wiser, Moyes insists Manchester United will be competing for the best players in the world. “Is there the money for a big deal? Definitely, 100 per cent,” he said.

“It’s easy now saying it, but we were really, really close to a major signing and the club would have definitely shown what they’re worth. They have the money and the club will spend.

I’m looking for someone who will be with us for six or seven years. I want to bring them in as soon as I can, but a lot of them may be at clubs in the Champions League or (clubs that) aren’t willing to sell because they’re in good league positions.”

United were prepared to more than match Real Madrid’s £86m world record bid for Bale, while they also tried to bring Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona to Old Trafford.

Moyes added: “Ed Woodward (executive vice-chairman) worked really hard trying to make those signings happen but we didn’t quite get there. It wasn’t for the money for sure. The players had chosen other clubs or made their decisions elsewhere. Of course it’s important to finish in a Champions League place, but most people will recognise Manchester United as a club who most years can guarantee Champions League football. Our name can help.

“Elite players probably have the choice of three or four clubs. Manchester United will always be one of them but now there is competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona and in this country.”

United face Aston Villa today without Robin van Persie, out for a month with a thigh injury.

The absence of others will be more long term – Moyes ready to dump players he believes have under-performed.

“I’ve tried to make sure I’ve given an opportunity to everybody,” he stressed. “Not everyone’s had as many as they would have liked but I wanted to see everybody play. I’ve just about done that.

“Maybe we’d have looked to move a few players out (last summer) but you can only do that if clubs come in and are interested.
“I think we’re getting to a situation where there are a few (we would let go) if we got the right offer.

“I don’t know if we’d loan anyone because we’ve got a few injuries and (because of) the number of games I hope we have to play this season. Would we sell? If the right offers were there we’d probably look at it. I’ve now got a better idea of what I’d like to go for.”

One who won’t be allowed to leave is Wayne Rooney, who has buckled down and played consistently well after a summer agitating for a move.

Rooney admits looking at the Premier League table hurts. “It’s not nice,” he said. “We are all proud players. Hopefully there will be a reaction. We all have to step up. It hasn’t been good enough of late and we have to show why we were champions last season.

“We have a good run of games now and a good bunch of players. We have to show we are hungry to get back in a good position in this league.

“We don’t know why it has happened but it has and we have to do better. We are not playing at our best and we have to start.”


Edit: May merge into the United Transfer Tracker later.
 

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He's playing a dangerous game by openly saying that he would let players go.

I agree that a bit of a clear out is eventually required. But not in January and he needs to go about it in a respectful manner.

Some of those likely to leave the club have been great servants and need to leave with their pride and dignity intact. Rio and Evra, for example.
 

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Young fits in at Southampton or Newcastle... And it is not fair to kagawa that he is here and dont play, I just hope that we can use kagawa as leverage in a deal to sign gundogan or reus...,
 

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Media working overtime - "Moyes to spend in January" (Skysports), "Man Utd to splash the cash", "Man Utd boss talks up January spending", "Moyes could sell 'a few' in January" etc.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/15/david-moyes-confirms-manchester-united-to-splash-cash-in-january-amid-ross-barkley-rumours-4231167/

Chief among Moyes’ targets is Everton midfielder Barkley, who has earned rave reviews this season and even broken into Roy Hodgson’s England squad.

The Daily Star reports that Moyes held a lengthy meeting with United chief executive Ed Woodward on Monday to discuss a Barkley swoop, as well as other targets that are believed to include Paris Saint-Germain midfield hardman Blaise Matuidi, Roma’s Dutch playmaker Kevin Strootman and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira.

United, though, will face competition from Manchester City for Barkley, while Everton are hopeful of tying their academy product down to a lucrative new contract.

Barkley’s England team-mate Tom Cleverley could be used as a makeweight in any deal for the 20-year-old.

Cleverley, who played under Everton boss Roberto Martinez during a loan spell at Wigan during the 2010/11 season, has suffered the ire of some United fans over his perceived lack of creativity and could be deemed surplus to requiremnts at Old Trafford.
 

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young anderson buttner and even cleverly (he is not utd material, maybe reserve) out
IN: DEPENDs he already said we were close to a major signing but they rejected us for another club or decided to stay so who knows...
 
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