"When people have contracts at other clubs it's wrong to speak about them. But this club is always interested in the best players."

– David Moyes

05/07/2013 15:48, Report by James Tuck

Boss deflects Ronny talk

David Moyes was predictably quizzed about potential transfer targets during his first press conference as Manchester United manager on Friday.

Top of the agenda for the large group of assembled journalists was Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been consistently linked with a return to Old Trafford from Real Madrid.

Moyes refused to be drawn on the Portuguese star but says the Reds will "do everything we can to add to the squad".

"I would never speak about players at other clubs," the former Everton boss said. "That's not my style. When people have contracts at other clubs it's wrong to speak about them. But this club is always interested in the best players.

"United had a great season in the Premier League last year and we'll do everything we can to add to the squad. This club will always go after the best players and we'll do what we can to remain at the top.”

When asked if he would bring in new players before the start of the pre-season tour next week, Moyes added: "I'll try but I couldn't honestly say yes. Time is closing in on me now.

"The way the window works, I think the deals may be done a little later this season. There are a few new managers so I don't think everything will be done right away."

At various points in the press conference, Moyes emphasised his strong desire to continue the traditions of the club – not least bringing through young talent.

"Everton didn't shop where Manchester United shop in the transfer window," he added. "But this club will always try to buy the best young players and also bring through players from the Academy.

"That's in the DNA and we're looking to bring through our own players."

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