Manchester United: Moyes reveals new-feel team with same old faces
WHY didn’t Manchester United by a stella name this summer? The club’s only signing was Marouane Fellaini.
United’s director of communications Phil Townsend has written to the fans:
“The club has always backed the manager in the transfer market, as Sir Alex (Ferguson) has said on many occasions and it will continue to do so. The club has demonstrated its belief in, and commitment to, David Moyes through the award of a six-year contract. Allowing him to shape the future Manchester United team is a long-term project not an eight-week panic.”
Quite so. But Ozil would have been decent buy, no? And didn’t Moyes say during that window?
“Isn’t it great that the club says, ‘There’s no budget here, you go get who you want to get, just go and do it’…I will not name anybody, but certainly we are always looking at the best players. I think we are trying to strengthen in a couple of areas. We are short in midfield.”
Money is no object. Wow!
Of course, a new signing might all depend what you mean by ‘new signing’. Townsend says the club had two priorities this summer:
“The first was to keep Wayne Rooney…The second priority was to add a midfield player, and the capture of Fellaini has met that need.”
And in any case they did spend money:
“Add to that the fact that Wilfried Zaha is a new signing and that the manager has added the highly-rated young player Adnan Januzaj to the squad and the team does in fact have a different feel to it than the one that finished last season.”
United fans are left to ponder just how different things are…
In other news: Premier League champions Manchester United have reported record revenues of £363m for the 12 months to June.