Clubs will have one month from the turn of the year to strengthen with new faces but Moyes is not looking to make any ‘quick-fix’ purchases, and would only consider players who can make a lasting impact at Old Trafford.
“The thing about this club is that we always think long term,” he told reporters. “I am thinking how we are going to have a side that is going to be competing in the Champions League and right at the top end of the Premier League for four or five years.
“It has to be a continual building process here. We will continue to look to do that. In any one window you couldn’t change it all around anyway. It takes maybe two, three or four windows to do that. To talk about January and make it sound as if that would be the place where everything is cured and any problems would be resolved would be wrong.”
Moyes added that while he is open to bolstering his squad in the near future, he wouldn’t rush into signings for the sake of it and wants to bring in the right kind of player. “It is not me saying we are not going to buy anyone in January,” he continued. “We are going to try to if the opportunity is there, but they have to fit the right criteria. If not, we will have to wait until the summer and see if we can get them then.”