David Moyes reveals Manchester United transfer targets have been 'quietly' spoken to and they don't care about Champions League football

The Manchester United manager quickly turns his attention to returning to Europe's top table

David Moyes insists that a lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season will not deter players from joining Manchester United.

With the club lingering seventh in the Premier League, any hope of qualifying for next seasons's elite European competition rested on winning this year's tournament.

However, despite a valiant display against the tournament favourites, United were not able to halt their exit at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Moyes perhaps showed enough across the two legs to show that he might just be the man to lead United in the long-term, despite many views to the contrary. And the former Everton manager quickly turned his attention to getting United back to the top.

"My focus is on getting a side together to get back in the Champions League," the United manager said after the 3-1 defeat at the Allianz Arena that saw his side go out of the competition 4-2 on aggregate.

To have any hope of doing that Manchester United will need to invest in the squad. Reports suggest Moyes could have as much as £200m at his disposal this summer but without Champions League football on offer convincing the best players in Europe to join the club could potentially pose a problem.

Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos is thought to be a target Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos is thought to be a target  

However, Moyes insists players will still switch to Manchester United and even suggested some had already let the club know that is the case.

"We're looking to spend the right money on players who are available and it's not anything to do with Champions League," said Moyes.

"Any players we've quietly discussed it with are more than happy to join Manchester United. They know it's not a long-term thing."

 

Moyes must ensure Manchester United's absence from the Champions League is not a long-term thing or his spell in charge will be a short one.

Suggested Topics
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Sport
Diego Costa, Ross Barkley, Arsene Wenger, Brendan Rodgers, Alan Pardew and Christian Eriksen
footballRodgers is right to be looking over his shoulder, while something must be done about diving
News
i100
Life and Style
gaming
Arts and Entertainment
Carl Barat and Pete Dohrety in an image from the forthcoming Libertines short film
filmsPete Doherty and Carl Barat are busy working on songs for a third album
Arts and Entertainment
films
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible