Moyes: No Man Utd panic buys

Manchester United manager David Moyes insists he will not respond to falling 14 points off the top of the Premier League by rushing into the transfer market, Sky Sports has reported.

United were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and Arsenal’s win over Fulham a day earlier meant the gap between the champions and the league leaders grew.

Moyes however denied that the defeat would lead to a change in the club’s plans for the winter transfer window.

“The club know exactly what we want to do and the direction we want to go and the type of players we want to bring to the club and a lot aren’t available in this window,” he said.

“If we could get any of them we would do, we are trying but more than likely most people know it is difficult.

“I think the club have always said it is long-term, we know there is a job to be done and we have an idea of players we would like to bring in and we would like them now, but more than likely won’t be.”

Moyes also rejected the suggestion United were out of the title race – contradicting captain Nemanja Vidic – but conceded retaining the title is a huge challenge now.

“It is a long way away, we will never say it is gone and we will do our best to get back in and the only thing we can do is try and win our next game and we will try and do that,” the former Everton boss said.

United next play Sunderland in the second-leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final, trailing the Black Cats 2-1, and will be without Vidic, sent off against Chelsea, for the fixture.

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