David Moyes is hopeful that there will be good news on the transfer front at Manchester United within the next 24 hours.
Chief executive Ed Woodward cut short his tour in Australia and returned to Manchester for urgent transfer business less than 48 hours ago and Moyes’ stance indicates that some movement is finally imminent for United.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference for United’s second game on tour tomorrow, Moyes said: “As far as players we are looking to bring in, we’re working hard to do that.
“We’re trying very hard to make some additions to the squad. Hopefully there will be some good news in the not too distant future.
“I couldn’t tell you exactly my contact with the chief executive [Ed Woodward] who has been dealing with it just now. I’ll hopefully know more in the next day or so.”
Although Rooney was thought to be the main reason for Woodward leaving the tour early, Moyes’ comments suggest that the chief executive has been working hard behind closed doors on bringing players into Old Trafford, so hopefully there is good news within the next 24 hours.
And Moyes reiterated that United’s stance on Wayne Rooney is exactly the same as it was before the club rejected an approach from Chelsea.
“The clubs position hasn’t changed on Wayne Rooney,” he confirmed.
Moyes has walked into what is the going to be one of the toughest transfer windows United have had for many years. Rooney’s potential departure combined with United’s now public approach of players means he is going to be firmly in the spotlight.
So far, he has coped admirably but with movement imminent from the club, the window is only set to heat up further.