Don't expect a marquee signing in January, warns Moyes

The Scot says that fans should not have "big expectations" ahead of the winter transfer window and insists that he will only bring in players who strengthen the first team
Manchester United manager David Moyes has warned that the club are unlikely to make a high-profile signing in the January transfer window.

The Scot bolstered his options in the summer with the acquisition of Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela, who is yet to make a first-team appearance, and Marouane Fellaini, who arrived at Old Trafford from Everton in a £27.5 million deal.

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United have suffered an inconsistent start to their Premier League campaign and sit 12th in the table after securing seven points from six games and Moyes admits that he may not have another opportunity to strengthen his side this season.

"I'll look at January but I wouldn't want people to have big expectations about what you would sign or do in January because I don't think January has, in the main, been a really good month to sign, really, at the top," the Scot told reporters.

"If you're in trouble near the bottom of the league you might if you're desperate for something but I think, where we'll be with Manchester United, we'll be looking for the top.

"I've got really, really top-end players, great players to work with but undoubtedly we will in time try to make that better, that's the part of the job. The job is to progress, to make progress at Man United. We'll look to add to the squad if the right players become available."