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David Moyes Says Top Players Want to Join Manchester United: Daily Soccer Report

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has gone on the offensive about his club, saying that they’re the biggest in the world and that top players want to join his side.

That may true, although I’m sure Real Madrid and Barcelona fans would disagree, but the excerpts of the interview that were published in the British media today is poorly timed, putting additional pressure on Moyes and his teammates. That is unless, of course, that the words actually inspire Manchester United to defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today. But, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has never lost a Premier League match at home.

Additionally, by Moyes saying that top players want to join United, he and the club officials need to deliver by bringing in players in this transfer window — which closes in 13 days.

Moyes said:

“Manchester United are not only the biggest club in this country, but the biggest club in the world.

“I don’t think any of the aura is fading whatsoever. Some of the results have not been what you would want, but I wouldn’t say the aura is fading – in fact, I think the opposite.

“There is no issue about signing big players – not by my trips and the things I am hearing. The number of big players wanting to join Manchester United is incredible.

“Maybe players want to go to other clubs for the money, but if you ask them where they really want to be, which club they really want to wear the badge of, they want to wear the badge of Manchester United.

“It’s because of what this club stands for in world terms – everything about it. It is renowned throughout the world, wherever you go, and I don’t see that changing.”

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6 Responses to David Moyes Says Top Players Want to Join Manchester United: Daily Soccer Report

  1. goatslookshifty says:

    Top players are lining up to sign for Man Utd…after RM, Barca, Chelsea, PSG, Bayern and Man City all pass them up.
    Please put your money where your mouth is, Moyes.

  2. Guy says:

    Name one, David.

  3. Dean Stell says:

    I’m sure there are a lot of players who would like to play for Manchester United just because Manchester United typically pays high wages.

    But….the problem is that United seem unable to pull the trigger on any transfers. Honestly, it seems like since David Gill left they don’t know how to do the mechanics of a transfer anymore. It’s like they don’t know what forms to fill out. I’d like to see them do something modest like just sign a back-up left back just to get the practice.

    I’ll bet the other problem is that players might not be that excited about playing for Moyes at Manchester United. He’s not SAF and why go play for a guy who is gets the word “embattled” written before his name a lot? Wait a year and see if he improves or gets sacked….

  4. Jim says:

    It depends on Moyes’s definition of a top player. Fellaini?

  5. scott says:

    At this point signing above average players would be an improvement over what they already have.

  6. Darksteel Doc says:

    Desperate PR damage control

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