Following Manchester United being knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend by Swansea, coupled with a poor start so far in the league the clubs owners the Glazer family have given manager David Moyes funds to go out and buy players in January to make sure that United qualify for the Champions League.
United have been looking all over Europe for a new striker, midfielder and a left-back with Moyes having three names in particular that he is interested in, and has according to the Daily Mail sent scouts to Spain.
Striker Diego Costa who was of interest to Liverpool last season has set La Liga on fire with his 19 goals so far that also has Jose Mourinho interested in signing him for Chelsea.
Another Atletico star that Moyes is interested in is the 21-year-old Koke a talented midfielder that has just been called up to the full Spanish team in preparation for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Yet as much as Moyes would like to sign either or both of the Atletico players the club is currently joint top of La Liga with Barcelona, and still involved in the Champions League which means it would be very difficult for United to sign either of them before the summer.
A more likely target would be Atletic Bilbao central midfielder Ander Herrera who United tried to sign last summer. But eventually run out of time during the transfer window in order to complete a deal.
The kind of players Moyes is looking to sign for United are not often available during the January window, so no matter how much money the Scott has he faces an uphill task to get the men he wants.