United's transfer dealings

United's marquee mishits

August 15, 2013
By Richard Jolly
To the casual observer, it seems another indication of the Fergie factor. Equipped with ambition and boasting an enviable budget, Manchester United set about securing a marquee signing this summer. Lacking the aura and allure of the retired Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes has so far failed to secure one. It seems a damning indictment of the mere mortal who has stepped into the shoes of a legend.

Moyes' explanation of his failed pursuit of Cesc Fabregas seemed an obvious assertion. "Because ...

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