Manchester United transfer news: Moyes says club wanted superstar trio; £24m Benatia latest

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Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that the club were “close to getting a couple of major names” last summer.

That will not be much consolation for those United fans who endured a torrid campaign under the Scot, but in an interview with the Daily Mail, Moyes revealed that the big-name rumours were not just paper-talk.

“It’s been well documented that we wanted Fabregas, Bale and Ronaldo,” Moyes said. “There was talk of Ronaldo when I first arrived.”

There may well have been talk, but that was all it was, with Marouane Fellaini the only senior arrival in that transfer window.

And it seems United fans could be in for a similarly frustrating time a year on, despite the arrivals of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera.

With deadline-day fast-approaching, the club is still in desperate need of two quality centre-backs and a new box-to-box midfielder.

One defender could be Mehdi Benatia, with recent rumours suggestion United could sign the Roma defender.

The Express claims United are desperate to agree a deal for the Moroccan, and that they have launched a £24million bid in an attempt to sign him.

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