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Five reasons why Manchester United have fired blanks so far in the transfer window

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Top 5 / Top 10 22 Jul 2013, 17:59 IST
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David Moyes still awaits the first major signing under his stewardship

Reigning Barclays Premier League champion Manchester United have completed one signing so far this summer – that of 20-year old Uruguayan fullback Guillermo Varela from Penarol.

New manager David Moyes along with new Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward are still in the hunt for a marquee signing to usher in the new season without Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm. Here, we examine the top five reasons why that marquee signing has proven elusive so far.


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New Manager

When a manager has served at a club for over 26 years and you are in line to take over, the task can be quite daunting. David Moyes finds himself in that position with the retirement of the erstwhile gaffer Ferguson.

As we have already seen with Thiago Alcantara, the manager at the helm of a club can be quite a deciding factor in where a footballer chooses to go.

This is Moyes’ first big club managerial experience and quite a few of United’s targets may be circumspect in working with him as they would not know much about his ways and methods. The lure of working with Alex Ferguson no longer exists at Old Trafford.

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