Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that he wanted to bring Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Francesc Fabregas to Old Trafford last summer.
Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson for the start of the 2013/14 Premier League season following Ferguson’s retirement, and Moyes explained who his initial first targets were upon taking over.
“It’s been well documented that we wanted Fabregas, Bale and Ronaldo.
There was talk of Ronaldo when I first arrived. We were close to getting a couple of major names,” he said.
United ended up with adding just Marouane Fellaini under David Moyes’ unsuccessful tenure in charge at Old Trafford, spending around £28 million on the Belgian, who has failed to impress in his first season.
David Gill was in charge with dealing for Manchester United’s transfer targets, but he was replaced by Ed Woodward. With two big changes within the club, it made dealing with transfers difficult for the new pair.
Moyes said:”I’m not getting in a blame game here but things just didn’t materialise. I had taken over from the most successful manager in history.
”The chief executive had taken over from one of the most renowned administrators in the game [David Gill]. So it was a new job for two people.”
Written by Matthew Derrig