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The Red Devils boss says he is keeping an open mind, but insists there is no point discussing Leighton Baines if Everton decides not to sell him.

David Moyes says Manchester United will be pragmatic in the January transfer window, insisting it will not buy out of panic.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for Everton left back Leighton Baines, while there have been reports of bids for Andres Iniesta, Miralem Pjanic and Marco Reus as the club looks to bolster its midfield.  However, Moyes is adamant United would only make a move in January if it feels a player is right for the club and fits a certain profile.

When asked if the club would conduct any business in January, Moyes told reporters: "Only if the right players are available and they fit into exactly what we want. We would like to but as always there is never any guarantee. If [Everton is] determined to hold onto [Baines] then he won’t be going anywhere and it’s worthless asking any questions."

Ryan Giggs turned 40 on Friday and Moyes had positive words for the Welshman. Asked where Giggs ranks in a list of Premier League greats, Moyes added: "Undoubtedly at the top because of his longevity. He’s played for one club, the amount of games, what he’s done in Europe, what he’s done in the Premier League. Every season you can look at Ryan Giggs moments.

"What he’s done is terrific. He’s an example to young players, how you should dedicate yourself throughout your career, and also to players in their mid-30s who think they’re coming to the end, but if you look after yourself and train well you can go on for longer."

Moyes also revealed that talks over a new contract would be delayed until nearer the end of this campaign.

"I think when you get to that stage I think it’s late decisions at the end of the season," he said. "It’s how you feel, what your body is telling you."

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