Manchester United’s involvement in the transfer window has picked up in recent days, in particularly with the back and forth between Chelsea over Spanish midfielder Juan Mata. United has reportedly even made a £40 million bid for Mata already.
Sky Sources: Manchester UTD make £40m bid for Juan Mata through a third party #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 22, 2014
Manchester United manager David Moyes says anything he does in the transfer window is for the long term, not the short term.
“I fully understand that supporters are keen to see us freshen up the squad with new faces, but January is a difficult month in which to bring people in,” Moyes told United Review, via Sky Sports.
“While we are actively scouting players all the time, a lot of the work we are doing now is preparation for the summer.
“If we can do any business now, then we will certainly try to do it, but I will not compromise the standards required for a player that can come into this club and help improve it.”
It is important to distinguish the two because it seems like a desperation move to salvage the season with a top four finish and a Champions League berth.
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