Man Utd owners to give Moyes hefty January transfer kitty

The owners of Manchester United, the Glazer family, are willing to spend heavily in January in an effort to make David Moyes’ first season at Old Trafford a success, the Independent has reported.

It is claimed by the newspaper that the Glazers have acknowledged Moyes’ claim that the United squad he was left by Sir Alex Ferguson is lacking in world class players, and will hand over the funds to change the make-up of the group. Rather than have a set list of targets, Moyes and United are expected to move for whichever high-class players become available in the winter transfer window.

Moyes has suffered there league defeats in his first six games as United manager after seeing his side lose to West Bromwich Albion at home on Saturday, confirming United’s worst start to a league campaign since 1989-90, when they eventually finished 13th, winning the FA Cup after a replayed final against Crystal Palace.

The Independent claims there is a feeling at United that rather than wait for Moyes’ Everton contract to expire on June 1, he should have been appointed immediately at the end of the season – or when Ferguson announced his retirement, and been given six extra weeks to get to grips with the task at hand. Moyes was confirmed as Ferguson’s replacement on May 9, waiting almost a month to take over.

Moyes then suffered a frustrating time in the summer transfer market, missing out on the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara and Leighton Baines, despite the Everton left-back being interested in a move to the champions. A fee could not be agreed with the Toffees, however, and only Marouane Fellaini made the same move as Moyes, for £27.5m on the final day of the window.

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