Manchester United boss David Moyes has explained his two failed Spanish Liga attempts on deadline day.

United tried for Real Madrid fullback Fabio Coentrao and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera as time was running out.

"We thought we had the Fabio Coentrao deal done and in the end we just lost it near the end," said Moyes.

"The stuff about Ander Herrera was that we made an offer for £23m and we were never going to go to the buy-out clause."

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