Manchester United latest: Including transfer ‘failures’ and Buttner

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Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward ‘admitted’ this summer was a failure, despite the silver lining of signing Marouane Fellaini from Everton, after United failed to sign any of their top targets in the transfer window, according to The Mirror.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted he would not be ‘bullied’ by United, after the club sold Fellaini but kept United target Leighton Baines at Goodison Park.

"Everything was done on our terms and that's what is important," said the Spaniard.

"No-one met his valuation so we are delighted he is still with us and we now need to make sure he understands how important he is for the club.”

Robbie Savage, meanwhile, believes Moyes’ ‘dithering’ on deadline day could cost him the title.

However, the boss’ assistant Steve Round believes Moyes has the work ethic to be a success at Old Trafford and that his desire is the key to a good debut season.

"There's not a day goes by where you take your foot off the gas with him. He is 100 per cent every day with an incredible work ethic,” Round explained.

"He also has an incredible desire to succeed. He now has the stature and presence to move to a club like this. I really do believe he will be a big success here.”

This comes as The Express reports United turned down the chance to sign Mesut Ozil and Willian this summer. The German maestro signed for Arsenal on deadline day whilst the Brazilian moves to Chelsea.

Elsewhere, United target Ander Herrera refused to ‘rule out’ a January switch to the English champions after his proposed deadline day move to United from Athletic Bilbao fell through.

"I didn't pass a medical as has been said. Athletic have made things clear in an honest way from the start. As for the future, you never know what might happen,” said the Spaniard.

Meanwhile, United youngster Alexander Buttner claims Moyes wants to use him, after bringing him ‘out of the cold’ at Old Trafford.

The Dutch fullback had been set to move on loan to Besiktas but Moyes opted to block the deal and keep Buttner at Old Trafford.

"On Wednesday I had a good talk with Moyes. He told me that I had come far enough to play for Manchester United this season,” he explained.

"He absolutely wanted me. I am a full-fledged United player for him.”

In other news, January signing England youngster Wilfried Zaha hopes to improve his finishing at Old Trafford after their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

“We need to go back and work on our finishing, because we could have finished it early-doors tonight. We let go of a couple of chances and that might cost us in another game,” he said.

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