Tuesday, 11th February, 2014

Manchester United's season should not be written off completely at this point, though their former captain Roy Keane insists David Moyes will need at least five players in the summer for 2014/15.

The Reds are very much in danger of missing out on a top four spot this season, following their 2-2 draw against Fulham last weekend.

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It is painting for a grim picture for Moyes, who has also failed to attract more than two big-name signings in the last two transfer windows.

Missing a Champions League berth would exacerbate the growing tension, but Keane denied the season was over for Moyes and Manchester United.


The Irishman was quoted by ITV.com as saying: "There’s always something to play for. You’ve always got to win your next football match.

"So if you’re telling me in January that your season is over, or when the Champions League starts, that’s nonsense.

"You’re playing for pride, you’re playing for points, and United, if they do go out of the Champions League, still want to get in it next year."

Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini were the only two signings of note for Moyes, even though the Scot has promised to spend amounts similar to the record fee paid for Mata.

But Keane added: "They’ve kind of cut corners in terms of transfers in the last few years, they’ve not gone out and got the big players, and it’s just caught up with them this year.

"I think Man United need five or six players. If it happens in the summer then instead of being fearful of it, embrace it – it’s exciting."

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