The window drags on but we are yet to hear any solid news about much needed arrivals at Manchester United. The manager David Moyes has clocked up thousands of miles over the last week, to go and see players at first hand,so you can’t fault him for his effort.
But Manchester United fans are still waiting for that stellar signing. One of the main problems at Manchester United may face in trying to sign players in January is that clubs are desperate to hold onto their stars with trophies yet to be handed out and Champions League positions for the taking – money alone may not be enough for Moyes to secure his targets.
But one element of Manchester United squad may allow them an advantage in this window. The fact that there are arguably so many players in the service to requirements at the club means that David Moyes can use players as an essential bargaining tool when trying to strike deals.
Nani and Anderson came in for huge money. While, at times they have been important squad members, they haven’t done the business consistently. Yes they remain attractive propositions to certain clubs and could be used as makeweights in big deals.
Ashely Young anyone? He has a slight shoulder injury at the moment but won’t be out for too long. He’s an England international and many teams could use him. But his time is probably up at Manchester United.
Tom Cleverley, Wilfried Zaha, Fabio – David Moyes perhaps doesn’t want to let go of these players permanently and (aside from Cleverley) we would concur that they are worth keeping. We still can’t understand why Zaha doesn’t get more game time but he would surely be a super bargaining tool to sweeten a deal for Moyes – as would the others.
Manchester United need to use every ounce of nous in order to get top quality players in this window and swap deals may yet prove a vital part of the process.
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