David Moyes sacked: Manchester United's potential summer transfer targets as season hits a new low
A look at the potential arrivals at Old Trafford this summer
Charles Reynolds is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in sport and the arts. He writes the Premier League previews for The Independent online and writes regularly for The Sport Review.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Manchester United may have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions league, but going out to Bayern Munich along with an awful Premier League campaign is not enough to disguise the problems at Old Trafford, as David Moyes found out today when he lost his job.
The 2-0 defeat to Everton proved to be the final nail in Moyes' coffin, with his departure being confirmed on Tuesday morning after an 8am meeting with vice-chairman Ed Woodward, where the Scot was informed his services were surplus to requirement at United.
As The Independent's Ian Herbert revealed on Monday, the decision to sack Moyes was made back in February, although a contractual clause that would financially benefit the club required them to wait until their top-four hopes had gone out the window.
It's inevitable that Manchester United will spend big in the summer as the look to re-establish themselves among the best teams both at home and abroad. Some reports suggest the outlay could reach as high as £200m, but they obviously didn't trust Moyes to spend the money ahead of this summer's World Cup, when fees are expected to be inflated depending on who shines in Brazil.
But who might Manchester United buy with that money? We take a look at those that could be on their way to Old Trafford this summer...
Who would you like to see arrive at Old Trafford this summer? Let us know by leaving your comments at the bottom of the page.
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