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Moyes intent on bolstering United midfield

ESPN staff
July 20, 2013

David Moyes has reiterated his intentions to strengthen the Manchester United midfield before the transfer window closes.

On Friday, Moyes confirmed the club had tabled a bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas - but Barca vice president Josep Maria Bartome was quick to state the former Arsenal man was not for sale.

Moyes has also reportedly shown an interest in bringing his former Everton player Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford, and is thought to be keen on bolstering his midfield options after the club lost out to Bayern Munich in the race to sign Thiago Alcantara.

However, speaking in Sydney during the second-leg of United's East Asia and Australia pre-season tour, the Scot told reporters he is only interested in bringing in the right players to help improve his squad.

"When I got the job, I was made aware of what could possibly be done to improve things," Moyes said. "Signing a midfield player was one area where we thought we could possibly add to the squad.

"It's hard to get top quality players who can come in and affect your team. That's why we're trying to go for what we see as the right players and the best players.

"If you're a player and you're brought up to play football, and you look out of the window and see Old Trafford, if you've got any ambitions about being a footballer, and you're a top-end one, then I think you'll want to play for Manchester United."

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