Date: 12th February 2014 at 5:20am
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Felipe Luis

Spanish paper AS has revealed that David Moyes failed with a move for Atletico Madrid left back Filipe Luis during the January transfer window, which has contributed to their top four odds with being left in tatters.

With a long term replacement being sort for Patrice Evra and Brazilian Fabio being sold to Cardiff, AS claim that Moyes zeroed in on Luis but saw his advances rebuffed both by the club as well as the player.

Moyes hunt for a left back has been extensive with a number of players on his shortlist, it is widely expected that Patrice Evra will leave Old Trafford this summer, one of 3 senior defenders to call time on their United careers, so Moyes has been looking.

The Scot fell short in his pursuit of Leighton Baines with Everton defender signing a new deal whilst Luke Shaw is believed to have his heart set on the team he supported as a boy, Chelsea.

Luis joined Atletico in 2010 from Deportivo La Corunia and has since gone on to become regarded as one Europe’s finer left backs, a position that isn’t easy to fill. The 28 year old is believed to want to remain in Spain with Atletico as they remain in the race for the La Liga title, as it would strengthen his prospects of getting into the Brazilian World Cup squad.


17 responses to “Moyes’ £17m Move For Brazilian Revealed”

  1. Tony says:

    I think Moyes should be given a chance to do his job bc managing United isn’t an easy job to do,when Sir Alex Fuguson came in as coach he spent 4 seasons without lifting a single trophy u know so let us give a chance

  2. lununcle says:

    We need to remember one thing. When SAF arrived at Man U, Man U’s result was really poor and the squad needs huge change in order to be able to challenge Liverpool. It is justifiable for SAF to take a while to fix prooblems.
    When Moyes took over in the summer, he inherited a champion winning squad from SAF. Depsite the relatively week mid-field Man U have had in the last few seasons, Man U still able to win some silverwares.
    I accept that Moyes should be given more time to fix problems, but sitting some 15 points behind the league leader is not just acceptable. I have to blame Moyes for this.

  3. Nero D King says:

    we all agreed moyes should be the united manager because we know what he can do base on his performance with his former club(Everton).. No matter what happens, a true fan must stand with his club no matter the tribulations that will come his/her way.. Please he needs our supports in all aspect.. Therfore, lets give him a some time… Please….

    • zuby says:

      I never wanted him as manager because he has never won anything in his career except leaque 1 title and he has always played negative football I agree you should give time to your manager but the right manager.moyes done well from 1st yo 7th first season is good going

  4. otobong donald says:

    Moyes is not trying dat is just d fact,he doesn’t know how to make fixture and right substitute @ d right time.he alway fumble with Januzah n use Ashley young,even 2 use Javier her Andes he doesn’t knw. it’s a pity

  5. henry says:

    Mr Tony if you don’t know what to say shut your mouth up ok, who told you. that SAF stayed 4yrs with out throphy ? What is Manutd position when SAF took over and their position when he left nonsense?

  6. Vikash says:

    Man utd must sack the shitty asshole manager. They won’t even qualify for europa cup. He’s a long time looser who can turn a winning team to looser