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Moyes promises big signings at United

ESPN staff
December 15, 2013
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Having already dropped his biggest hint yet that he is ready to have a mass clear-out of players at Old Trafford, Manchester United manager David Moyes has vowed to spend big in a bid to turn around the club's fortunes.

According to The Sun, the Scot will be handed £90 million to spend in the January transfer window.

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The newspaper quotes Moyes as saying: "The club have the money and they will spend, there's no question about that.

"We were very close to a major, major signing back in the summer.

"It's easy now saying it and we didn't do it but we were really close to a major signing and the club would have definitely shown what they're worth."

United failed in a hugely public pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer, while they also tried to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, as well as an attempt to hijack Real Madrid's record move for then-Spurs winger Gareth Bale.

"The players had chosen other clubs or made their decisions elsewhere," Moyes insisted. "It wasn't for money, that's for sure."

Moyes' only summer signing proved to be £27.5 million Marouane Fellaini from former club Everton.

"The bigger picture is I want players going forward, not just for the next six months," he added. "I'm looking to see if I can get someone who will be with us for the next six or seven years."

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