- David Moyes has admitted that he needs to sign players who will immediately improve his Manchester United team, as well as warning that last Sunday's derby demolition may not be a one-off.
"It’s not necessarily the squad players we needed, we needed one or two who might have just gone in [to the team], but that will happen," he insisted.
Moyes is expected to make fresh moves for a midfielder and a left-back in January, and said of his pursuit of players during the summer: "Going back to that transfer window, we always said it was going to be a tough one and it was going to take a little bit more time.
"Yes, it does mean I may have to take a few more blows, definitely - maybe even more than that. Maybe all season I knew this was going to be the case because I was taking over from a great manager and it was always going to take time for me to get my own ways and change things round a little bit."
- Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed Real Madrid beat Manchester United to the signature of Gareth Bale and insists the club did not pay over the odds for him.
- Manchester United offered more than £120million in a desperate bid to get Bale, according to The Sun.
- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to make a January push for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to the Daily Mirror.
- Andrea Pirlo could end his career in the Premier League after it emerged his Juventus future is shrouded in uncertainty, according to the Daily Mail, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd and Tottenham possible destinations.
- Florentino Perez has also said it would be "difficult" for Iker Casillas to leave Real Madrid during the January transfer window.
- Ross Barkley has hinted that he is not looking to secure a move to Chelsea or Manchester United, insisting he is happy at Everton.
- Ciprian Marica's agent has revealed that his client, who has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham, is likely to move to Spain.