Report: Moyes still assessing Sunderland squad and is yet to approach Manchester United pair

Sunderland manager David Moyes

The former Red Devils boss was sworn in at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Sunderland manager David Moyes

David Moyes is continuing to assess the Sunderland squad he inherited from Sam Allardyce last week, the Daily Mail reports.

The Scot is aware that a new centre-forward and right-back are his main priorities ahead of the Mackems' Premier League opener at Manchester City in 14 days time. However, other positions are seemingly still under review.

Moyes has been linked with reunions for Manchester United pair Adnan Januzaj (Mail) and Marouane Fellaini (Sun) since taking over, however, the report adds he is yet to make any enquiries for either midfielder.

Borussia Dortmund's Jacob Bruun Larsen in action with Manchester United's Adnan JanuzajJanuzaj (right)

Januzaj made his debut under Moyes at United and marked his first league start, ironically, with two goals against Sunderland, while Fellaini was signed by the 53-year-old at both Everton and Old Trafford.

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney look dejectedFellaini (right)

The Sunderland Echo reported earlier this month that both a number 10 and central midfielder were being sought by Allardyce, and the pair would fit the bill should Moyes share the same view.

The Black Cats today sanctioned Adam Matthews' return to Bristol City on loan, which suggests the club are confident of landing a replacement in time, with Billy Jones their only remaining right-back.

Moyes is also short of options up top, with Fabio Borini his only out-and-out striker with Jermain Defoe sidelined, though he should return ahead of the club's trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Sunderland's Jermain DefoeDefoe

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