Transfer news

Moyes in the market for the 'best'

July 10, 2013
By ESPN staff

Manchester United manager David Moyes has told talkSPORT the club is "working hard behind the scenes" to bring in the "best players in the world".

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United are expected to lodge an increased offer for Everton full-back Leighton Baines, while they remain interested in Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

And Moyes has stressed that, despite the lack of arrivals so far, the Red Devils are actively seeking reinforcements.

"Don't be kidded by the lack of activity," the Scot told talkSPORT. "Take it from me, we are working hard behind the scenes to try and improve the squad.

"The big thing is that Manchester United will always be in for the best players in the world. We are also very interested in developing our own players and bringing in potential players for the future. We are working on that just now."

Moyes also confirmed Wilfried Zaha will be part of United's squad for their pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia.

Zaha, 20, started pre-season training on Monday after being given extra time off following England's European Under-21 Championship campaign.

The forward has sufficiently impressed Moyes in training and will be included in the United party when it leaves for Bangkok later on Wednesday.

"He will travel with us on the tour," Moyes said. "He has only been with us for two days but I will take him away, see how he goes and have a look. This club has a great record of putting young players in the team. Hopefully Wilfried can be one of them."

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Wayne Rooney will also be there, although it appears there have been no further developments on his future, with Moyes virtually repeating what he said at Old Trafford on Friday, when he insisted the 27-year-old would not be sold.

"The club have already stated Wayne is not for sale," the Scot said. "I have met Wayne two, three, four times.

"A lot has been said about myself and Wayne over the years but we have a really good relationship. He came to my house, I have been to his recently to have a chat. Also he is here every day.

"I will say he is training great. They are telling me it is the best shape they have seen him in for a long time. From that point of view I am taking it as a positive and I am going to try and get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.