The January transfer window has officially opened for silly season but which potential signing would United fans most like to see at Old Trafford in 2014?
James Alan Moor: “@ManUtd David must sign playmaker Mata from Chelsea… I'm sure Mata can make a difference in the midfield… 2-1 loss to Spurs is disgusting.”
Cam: “Man UTD should try and sign Mata.”
Thapelo: “If Man Utd sign Mata, Rooney can play more forward hence scoring more goals.”
Mark: “Man Utd should bloody sign Mata.”
Luke Arnold: “If Man Utd sign Juan Mata, that would be a great signing. The kind of player they are currently missing!”
Undoubtedly, the player United fans on Twitter are crying out for today is Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata – he is out of favour with Jose Mourinho but I have my reservations over whether Mourinho would even consider selling such a quality player to a direct title rival. There is absolutely no doubt he is exactly the kind of player David Moyes ought to be targeting though.
Buscape (Rocket): “Man utd should sign Mata and Barkley.”
Another rumoured target that has really reached boiling point in the last couple of weeks is Moyes’ former prodigy at Everton and the England youngster certainly would add some tenacity to the champions’ midfield but, again, it’ll come down to whether Everton would even consider letting him leave.
Ben ‘Jamin: “Man Utd set to sign #koke ?? Never heard of him.”
Rohan: “Koke is the next Giggs for me if he joins Man Utd hopefully.”
Some are bemused some are buoyed by this rumoured target but I do believe if United wanted the Spanish youngster they’d have to spend big to temp Atletico Madrid but if Moyes wants to add creativity to his midfield he could have it in abundance with a signing like this.
Ayman Hilal: “Lol are people actually expecting Man Utd to sign Koke/Vidal/Gundogan in January? We will probably end up with Herrera(overrated) at best.”
The Red Devils failed with their pursuit of this Spanish playmaker in the summer and there’s no doubt he is talented but the player himself has ruled out a move to England in recent months.
Omoruyi Ivare: “Man Utd should sign Blaise Matuidi.”
This could be an ideal if not a surprising signing for United given the French midfielder is linked with a number of top clubs on the continent but he could be a fantastic signing if the club can agree terms with PSG.
MAN UTD NEEDS JESUS: “Why the hell can't we sign Cabaye? I'm tired of Man Utd. Just sign Cabaye.”
This wouldn’t be the big name United fans are crying out for but he certainly has the quality, experience and attitude to be a top player for David Moyes and, if the summer is anything to go by, Newcastle could be tempted to sell and the player would relish an opportunity to move to a bigger club. This could be an option.
Rohan: “I want Man Utd to sign Baines, Cabaye, Lallana, Koke.”
Leighton Baines was Moyes’ top target in the summer and I suspect it would take a massive deal to get Everton to change their stance on the England fullback although I think if United really went for it and made the right offer, they could get him and he would be a big asset for Moyes at Old Trafford.
Dima Doyzhanchuk: “Hi could you please tell @LukeShaw3 to sign for Man Utd? Thanks.”
Failing that, the highly-rated Southampton youngster is linked with a move this January and he could definitely be the kind of signing for the future that Moyes would make, especially if a pursuit of Baines once again comes to nothing.
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