Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has been named as the new boss of Spanish side Real Sociedad but could he have his eye on some of his former charges at Old Trafford?
Some players took to Moyes’ methods at United better than others and while things are certainly looking up – at least at home – under new manager Louis van Gaal, there could be players who would consider a move to La Liga in the near future.
Here we take a look at three United players who Moyes may consider making a move for:
The most obvious player on the list, Moyes clearly rates Marouane Fellaini having brought him to both Everton and later United.
The Belgium international has recently hinted that he was made a scapegoat for the club’s struggles last season and he appears to be enjoying himself far more a year one. But rumours persist that van Gaal does not see him as a long-term option in midfield and if there is any suggestion of Fellaini moving on, Moyes would surely make a move.
Well he has to go somewhere, doesn’t he?
The Brazilian midfielder does not have a future at United and most recently he has been linked with a return to his homeland. But a move to Spain could be a smart alternative for the 26-year-old.
He has a lot to prove and may want a chance to show United what he can do by moving to another club in Europe. Or of course he could simply realise he has not lived up to his once-considerable potential and head back to Brazil in an attempt to rebuild his career in more familiar surroundings.
Before United fans accuse me of being just plain ridiculous, there is an argument to be had that Adnan Januzaj would benefit from some time away from Old Trafford.
Moyes gave the teenager his chance last year and in the midst of a difficult second season where little is going right for the Belgian international, a loan spell could be the perfect antidote.
He will still become a United superstar, but if van Gaal grows tired of his disappointing displays it could benefit all parties if he heads to Spain for a brief spell with a familiar face.