Manchester United latest: Croatian striker linked as Moyes' men lose again

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All the news, views and transfer rumours from Old Trafford this weekend…

Every morning we bring you a round-up of the latest transfer news relating to Manchester United, and this weekend was no exception. To read our United-specific transfer news you can find our Saturday report here and our Sunday report here.

United lost 2-1 to Swansea City in the FA Cup third-round earlier today, continuing their woeful home form.

The Swans went ahead in the 12th minute through Wayne Routledge but Javier Hernandez quickly equalised.

However, substitute Fabio was sent off just four minutes after coming on, and Wilfried Bony scored what proved to be the winner in the final minute of normal-time.

Much of the United-related news this weekend has revolved around quotes from David Moyes, in which he revealed that January signings were unlikely – despite a need for reinforcements in certain positions…and United’s continuing worrying home form.

In quotes published by the Manchester Evening News, the United boss said of the possibility of new arrivals this month, “I don’t think so. I think most of the business will be more towards the summer rather than January.”

And yet the fact that Moyes said “most of the business” suggests there is a glimmer of hope for those fans hoping for January recruits. After all, why would Moyes reveal his intentions after suffering a less than successful summer transfer window?

A manager keeping his cards close to his chest? Surely that is all simply part of the job.

Speaking of transfers, the confirmation of Robert Lewandowski’s summer move to Bayern Munich has thrown another name in the rumour mill, with Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic said to be interesting both United and Arsenal.

The Sunday Express claims both sides are monitoring the player with a view to a summer bid.

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