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Manchester United: Are Moyes’ signings champs or chumps?


Does David Moyes buy Champs or Chumps?

With the transfer window upon us Manchester United fans will be highly keen to see what sort of business can be done for a team in serious and immediate need of inspiration.

Despite dropping a clanger with the extremely expensive signing of Marouane Fellaini it would be harsh to judge David Moyes’ talent-spotting acumen on this one deal.

So how did he fare in terms of transfers at Everton? We take a look to see if Manchester United can expect some top additions to the team in January.

The list shows that there were some expensive mistakes and more misses than hits, in our opinion, with an especially bad period of signings around 2011 – this may have to do with a comparatively small budget at that time.

But Moyes brought in many players who proved to be a success for Everton – including several who had little to no profile in the game on arrival. He may be operating in a different market with Manchester United but, in our opinion, Moyes’ history of signings on Merseyside bodes fairly well for his transfer business at Manchester United. He may not have got it right every time but he bought in enough gems on a limited budget to prove that he has an eye for a player.

John Stones HIT
Thomas Hitzlsperger MISS
Bryan Oviedo HIT
Kevin Mirallas HIT
Ben McLaughlin MISS
Steven Pienaar HIT
Steven Naismith HIT
Francisco Junior MISS
Nikica Jelavic BIT OF BOTH
Darron Gibson HIT
Landon Donovan HIT
James McFadden BIT OF BOTH
Marcus Hahnemann MISS
Royston Drenthe BIT OF BOTH
Denis Stracqualursi MISS
Eric Dier MISS
Apostolos Vellios MISS
Jan Mucha MISS
Magaye Gueye MISS
Joao Silva MISS
Jermaine Beckford MISS
Philippe Senderos MISS
Lucas Neill MISS
John Heitinga HIT
Sylvain Distin HIT
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov MISS
Cody Arnoux MISS
Shkodran Mustafi MISS
Seamus Coleman HIT
Marouane Fellaini HIT
Carlo Nash MISS
Louis Saha HIT
Segundo Castillo MISS
Lars Jacobsen MISS
Steven Pienaar HIT
Anthony Gardner MISS
Dan Gosling MISS
Manuel Fernandes MISS
Thomas Gravesen HIT
Ayegbeni Yakubu HIT
Stefan Wessels MISS
Leighton Baines HIT
Phil Jagielka HIT
Lukas Jutkiewicz MISS
Tim Howard HIT
Manuel Fernandes MISS
Anderson de Silva MISS
Joleon Lescott HIT
Andrew Johnson MISS
Scott Spencer MISS
Sander Westerveld MISS
Alan Stubbs HIT
Andy Van der Meyde HIT
Nuno Valente MISS
Matteo Ferrari MISS
Phil Neville HIT
Mikel Arteta HIT
Per Kroldrup MISS
Simon Davies MISS
John Ruddy MISS
Mikel Arteta HIT
Guillaume Plessis MISS
James Beattie MISS
Eddy Bosnar MISS
Tim Cahill HIT
Marcus Bent MISS
Francis Jeffers HIT
Nigel Martyn HIT
Kevin Kilbane HIT
Ibrahim Said MISS
Al Ahly MISS
Brian McBride HIT
Espen Baardsen MISS
Rodrigo MISS
Richard Wright HIT
Li Tie HIT
Li Wei Feng MISS
Joseph Yobo HIT

soccersweep hits: 33
soccersweep misses: 44

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