Which Attacking Players Should Be on David Moyes’ Christmas Wish List?
United´s wish list
Manchester United boss David Moyes is in dire need of at least one high-profile signing and possibly two or more alternate signings in order to save his pathetic maiden season. I will be focusing only on the attacking options that Moyes could bring in this summer. United supremo Glazer has promised Moyes the sufficient funds in order to purchase at least one signing this winter and it would be considered a huge failure if no new faces arrive at Carrington in January.
The money has been made available, so the only excuse for Moyes is the same one he used in the summer, very few of the world´s top players want to join United because they do not believe Moyes is an adequate coach. That to me is the scariest part; most of the world´s top players would have killed to play for Sir Alex Ferguson, but only few would do so to play under Moyes. I don’t blame them really; I wouldn’t want to play under David Moyes either.
This transfer window could prove to be the most important in United´s illustrious history because if they are unable to steady the ship, they will not qualify for next year’s Champions League thus being Europe´s laughingstock. Only two players who joined United in the summer were Guillermo Varela and Maroaune Fellaini, both of whom have yet to make any type of positive impression.
If Moyes fails again, his head should surely be on the chopping block. Most United fans, me included, will be hoping that a high-profile player will arrive and Moyes will leave in January. That would definitely be the best Christmas ever. Here is a look at the players who I believe United should be actively trying to sign. In fact, they are so bad that they should try and sign every single last one.
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Remy Cabella is an exciting winger from Montpellier who can add a much needed kick to United´s dreadful flanks. He would jump at the chance to join a club where he can attract attention to himself before the World Cup.
Wesley Sneijder has always been on Manchester United´s radar, but Galatasaray will be unwilling to sell.
Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria has found it hard to find a place in Real Madrid´s starting lineup since Isco and Gareth Bale showed up. He probably won’t want to join United seeing as competition at Real makes him a better player. He would be a stellar addition to United´s squad.
Diego Costa has been the best striker in the world for the last six months and has to find a way to ensure that he will be in Spain´s starting lineup come June. He won’t come cheap, though, as Atletico Madrid will probably ask for over 40 million euros for his services.
Moyes´ former Everton standout Ross Barkley has been heavily linked with a move to United. It is said that a fee of 15 million euros plus United flop Tom Cleverley would be enough to secure his services. Everton boss Roberto Martinez worked with Cleverley at Wigan and would be happy with said deal.
Arda Turan is one of the world’s most underrated wingers and deserves to play for a top team. No offense to Atletico Madrid, but he has the potential to be a real game-changer.
Koke is one of Spain's brightest prospects and looks to be the new Xavi. He is still very young, but has the potential to be a United legend. I understand that people have their doubts, but if given the chance, he will shine in Manchester.
Marco Reus is one of the world´s most exciting talents and will no doubt be on United´s radar. It is said that even though he is under contract until 2015, he is unhappy at Dortmund and if United were to trigger his 30 million euro release clause, he would happily join. This player can’t escape from Moyes´ grasp, he is too good to ignore.