Moyes needs a big-name signing
Manchester United's manager David Moyes seen here during his side's friendly against an A-League All Star XI in Sydney. London – In the rather futuristic environment of Stockholm’s Friends Arena on Wednesday night, Manchester United’s mammoth pre-season tour finally ground to a halt. Only Bruce Springsteen has been on the road longer, or so it seems.
It is hard to escape the fact, however, that with the start of his competitive season only four days away, the problems that presented themselves back at the start of July refuse to go away. United are the Barclays Premier League champions and the European trading window does not close for another 24 days.
Nevertheless, Moyes needs to find a resolution to the two main issues that trouble him... The increasingly tedious situation created by Wayne Rooney’s desire to leave is not of Moyes’ making and will move at its own natural pace.
United’s pursuit of new players, though, has proved surprisingly fruitless so far. The iconic players coveted by United’s owners the Glazers – Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas – remain bound tightly to their clubs and Moyes heads to Sunday’s Community Shield game against Wigan with his squad looking a little light.
While the Glazers began the summer craving a marquee signing to give their club some momentum in the wake of Ferguson’s retirement last May, Moyes wants players for more pragmatic reasons.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Star