Cavani, Bale, Fabregas and many others under David Moyes
David Moyes failed in one final season at Manchester United but things could have been very different if Gareth Bale, Edinson Cavani, Cesc Fabregas and a host of other goals
Manchester United were forced to fall on a frightened shopping deadline day, bringing in five recruits in the closing hours of the summer. Edinson Cavani was one of the new arrivals, joining freely after he left PSG.
It turned out that the Uruguayan could actually go to Old Trafford in 2014, when David Moyes got the chance to sign him from Ligue 1.
The Scottish man has made it clear that his top goals were not sent in the time of the Red Devils.
So who else would Moyes unfortunately miss United in his bad short time?
With that said, Cavani was Man United's top target six years ago.
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Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson reached out to ask about the striker for his successor Moyes.
The Daily Mail reported in 2014 that the former United manager spoke to then PSG manager Laurent Blanc, who once played at Old Trafford, to ask if the striker is available.
Moyes cares about players and is happy to use its predecessor's contacts to try and secure a deal.
But Blanc informed the former boss that Cavani was not for sale.
Fergie's another special time came a year earlier when he tried to secure Thiago Alcantara. Ferguson is said to have prepared a £ 17million move for the player, then 22 years old, but when the Scottish retired his countryman Moyes vetoed.
"[Thiago] asked his agent (Pep's brother [Guardiola]) to help him move from Barcelona to #MUFC," football expert Guillem Balague posted on Twitter.
“David Moyes has decided that he is not his player at United. Thiago was in disbelief and, present in Munich to sign Pep's team, he asked his agent to ring the MUFC bell again.
“Same answer, no need for a player. Then he decided to join Bayern ”.
Thiago's refusal was attributed to Moyes wanting to bring in Cesc Fabregas.
The hero of Arsenal and Chelsea was then in Barcelona but was looking to return to England.
And Moyes admits he was close to reaching a deal.
"The other one I'm really close to reaching is Cesc Fabregas, whom we think we'll get [from Barcelona] right until the very last minute," he revealed after leaving United.
"The Cesc is disappointing, it's very close."
Another center-back that Moyes wants? Toni Kroos of Real Madrid.
"Toni Kroos has agreed to come in the summer," the Scottish player revealed.
"I agreed to that with Toni himself and his agent. It's a finished deal, so that's the level I'm targeting - but sometimes you don't complete the transaction."
But Moyes's main target is Tottenham star Gareth Bale.
The Welshman has returned to north London after leaving in 2013 when he joined Real Madrid.
However, Moyes wants to stop moving to Spain completely.
“When I first arrived at United, my real goal was Gareth Bale,” he explained earlier.
“I felt clearly that Gareth Bale was a Manchester United player and I fought to get him [from Tottenham] until the very last minute.
"We actually offered him a bigger deal than Real Madrid but Gareth decided to go to Madrid. However, in my mind, he is the player I really want."
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