AS Monaco

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola Manchester United are interested in signing midfielder Joao Moutinho from French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.

The loss last night to Sunderland proved yet again that United is weak in the middle of the park which creates to two fold problem in that you get linked with every midfielder playing in Europe, while at the same time clubs raise the valuation of their players because they know you are desperate.

United is being linked with a number of top midfielders, so it makes sense that Moutinho who joined Monaco last summer for 25€ million should also be included now that it was revealed yesterday that Moyes has been given money for January transfers.

Whatever Moyes decides to do he is going to be taking a gamble that should he not sign anyone and United’s current run continues he will be blamed for that and should he buy a player he will be accused of paying too much.