Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed he needs to make some 'readymade' signings in January. The club publicly failed in bids for Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, while Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil moved to Arsenal in a £42.5million deal.

Asked if he needed more players, Moyes said: "Maybe where we've got work to do is to bring players in, not for the squad, but to go right into the team. But that will happen.

"Going back to that transfer window, we always said it was going to be a tough one and it was going to take a bit more time. So yes, it does mean I may have to take a few more blows.

"I knew this was going to be the case because I was taking over from a great manager and it was always going to take time for me to change things."