David Moyes is making the right moves in the transfer market

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have had a bid for Leighton Baines rejected by Everton as David Moyes makes his first move in the transfer market.

The bid was reported to be between £10-12 million but it wasn’t enough to prise the 28-year-old left back away from Merseyside.

Over the past few seasons, Baines has become the most consistent left-back in England so it is unsurprising that Moyes wants to bring him to Old Trafford.

What a bid for Baines does do is raise some questions over the future of Patrice Evra given that the Englishman’s arrival would see Evra’s game time cut with Buttner and Fabio also waiting in the wings for an opportunity.

Despite the 32-year-old Frenchman being in his best form in years last season it is widely believed that a move back to Monaco, where United bought him back in 2006, could be on the cards given their summer spending spree.

Evra is coming towards the twilight of his career and if United could get £10 million from Monaco and spend £15 million on Baines, it would be a great deal. Maybe United can throw in Buttner or Fabio on a season long loan to sweeten the deal too which would give them some great Premier League experience.

I’d hate to see Evra leave given that he has been such a fantastic servant to the club but in a season full of change, it would make sense to bring Baines in if the cash outlay was only £5 million.

And you couldn’t begrudge Evra getting a final pay day given that he has played 40 or more seasons for the past six years at Old Trafford.

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11 comments

oneyekajoseph 06/28/2013 - 16:16

evra liveing man u will be a graet loss.

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Emmanuel Sunday 06/28/2013 - 15:46

Moyes is a good coach, Baines is stronger than Evra nowadays, Alcantara, cavani, Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Strootman, Bale if two or three are signed fit for United

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Aniekpeno 06/28/2013 - 13:51

I think David moyes should concentrated in signing midfielders thats all.

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David 06/28/2013 - 11:10

My thinking is Moyes has plan B to all this and to me it points to Luke Shaw as for the coaching staff im sure Scholes and Giggs are definitely going to be part of it…dont be surprised if Rene is replaced by Giggs or even Giggs becoming the Ass. Manager

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Koroma mohamed 06/28/2013 - 09:08

I need moyes to do all what he could as a man to bring in mr c ronaldo

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Jordan 06/27/2013 - 22:29

Evra is 32 ya nut. Not 30..

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felix kwaptel 06/27/2013 - 21:53

I think David moyes can do the job,he is a very good manager,please let all pray for God to give him the wisdom to take our great club to a greater high.

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Yinka Quadri 06/27/2013 - 21:35

bidding for leigten baines is a good move for united but i don’t think they will want to do business with us after taking David Moyes from them but nice move.

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Darren Cowzer 06/27/2013 - 21:05

15 Million for the Best LB in World Football ? No Chance – 10 Million and Wellbeck maybe or 20 + Million. Baines Created more chances than any other player in the Top 5 Leagues in Europe last season – Utd can forget about getting him Cheap !

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matt 06/27/2013 - 22:10

He wants to come to United and he will come.
15m should do it and no more, no matter wot so called Toffees manager Cowzer says. Lol!!

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TASHOBYADANSON 06/27/2013 - 20:58

it w’d be better 4 Rooney to stay en landing of Alcantra &Strootman will be great

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