David Moyes Says Manchester United Will Have to Splurge During January Transfer Window

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By Arunava Ray | December 7, 2013 10:10 PM EST

David Moyes has revealed that his side may need to spend in January if they have to keep themselves in touching distance of league leaders.

Manchester United have gone three games without a win and are currently 12 points behind table toppers Arsenal in the league table. After draws against Cardiff City and Tottenham, the Red Devils succumbed to their fourth loss of the season to Everton, something which will further dishearten Moyes, having failed to win at Old Trafford ever during his tenure at Everton. Bryan Oviedo scored the winning goal for Everton in the 86th minute after an innocuous pass from Romelu Lukaku found Antonio Valencia unawares.

Moyes, who had tried his best to bring in Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera last summer, will be trying his luck again next month so as to bolster his squad. However, the winter transfer market has never been renowned for quality offerings and the manager may have to dig deep to have any joy. The Red Devils are in desperate need of a midfielder with Michael Carrick currently out injured and Ryan Giggs looking his age.

"Yes, but the club is always thinking about that. Every transfer window, you're thinking about strengthening. If we can do that, we'll try to make that happen," Moyes said.

Meanwhile, Moyes believes that Wayne Rooney's expulsion from their game against Newcastle is a blessing in disguise for the England international, who can rest himself and get back to his best. 

"It is a big loss to lose Wayne. That was always going to be the case. We have not had a chance to rest him or give him a break. This has given us an opportunity. He is having Friday and Saturday off. They are probably the only days he has had off this year," Moyes told United's Official Website.

"Obviously we would rather him not be suspended. But he is and we have to try and make the most of it and keep Wayne fresh and ready to play because he has been in great form all season and we have been really pleased with him," he added.

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