United Boss Cries For Players

david-moyesDavid Moyes came out fighting ahead of yesterday’s Capital One Cup tie against Liverpool, admitting that he needs two new players to win trophies.

The United manager said he could take the criticism after Sunday’s 4-1 derby defeat by Manchester City.

Much of that criticism fell even before the Premier League season had kicked off, with the champions failing in their pursuits of many players during the summer transfer window.

The club publically failed in bids for Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, while Real Madrid playmaker moved to Arsenal in a £42.5million deal.

Asked if he needed more players, Moyes said: “Maybe where we’ve got work to do is to bring players in, not for the squad, but to go right into the team. But that will happen.

“Going back to that transfer window, we always said it was going to be a tough one and it was going to take a bit more time. So yes, it does mean I may have to take a few more blows.

“I knew this was going to be the case because I was taking over from a great manager and it was always going to take time for me to change things.”

The ex-Everton manager had a difficult experience in his first Manchester derby, something that could not be said for fellow debutant, his opposite number Manuel Pellegrini.

City brought in several more players than United in the summer, but after a manager as influential as Sir Alex Ferguson left, Moyes is adamant his side are in a transitional period.

He added: “You have days like we did on Sunday and there might be more because we are in a period where there will be transition.”

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