Relief for Moyes? Manchester United manager to receive ‘significant funds’

David Moyes

But the Manchester United boss may struggle to find the players he needs.

David Moyes will receive ‘significant funds’ in the January transfer window to strengthen his struggling Manchester United side, according to a report today.

According to Sky Sports, senior figures at Old Trafford have assured the United manager that he will be supported financially as he seeks to find a way out of the crisis enveloping the club.

United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea City at Old Trafford on Sunday, and they are also well off the pace in the Premier League title race, seventh in the table and 11 points behind leaders Arsenal.

Sky also report that United do not have any plans to appoint a director of football, and will not be panicked into buying players midway through the season.

Moyes is in desperate need of a central midfielder to add creativity and a cutting edge, while he would also like to bring in a new left-back. But he revealed his worry that it will not be easy to find the right players. After the defeat to Swansea, he said: "We would like to bring people in but are those players available.

There is an urgency but there's no point in me hyping it up because the players we would like to bring in are probably not available in January."

Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow has also waded into the debate engulfing Old Trafford, suggesting United may struggle to find new players.

He said: "It’s a new era at United – they’ve a new chief executive and new manager. It’s time for them to start to actually punch at the weight at which they can compete.

That means buying top class players. But the problem is who can you buy in January? What Champions League club is going to want to strengthen Manchester United when they're a rival?

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