A look into every Manchester United signing under David Moyes in 2013/14

A lack of signings had a significant impact during David Moyes' tenure at Manchester United which lasted less than one season despite a seven-year contract.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure from Manchester United in 2013, there have been many new additions at Old Trafford. The outcome of them all has varied with some being great and some not so much.

After assessing the performance of Man United every season since Fergie said farwell in 2013,we take a look at the signings made by every manager, beginning with David Moyes.

Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini was signed from Everton for a fee of £27.5million in the 2013 summer transfer window by Moyes.

The Belgian's arrival at Old Trafford saw him reunited with his previous boss from their successful stints at Everton.

Fellaini racked up 177 appearances for Man United before his departure in the 2019 January transfer window. He managed to score 22 goals from midfield for the Red Devils.

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Some of his most memorable moments included goals in semi final games against Everton, Celta Vigo and Hull. This meant he scored in each of the semi-finals in competitions which Man United went on to win.

Felliani was sometimes criticised for his performances by Man United fans as they felt his way of playing was not suited for the team. However, his big game performances eventually won them over and he will be remembered as a solid signing.

Juan Mata

After being surplus to requirements at Chelsea, Moyes chose to swoop in for Spanish attacking midfielder Juan Mata. Man United spent £37.1million on him in the 2014 January transfer window.

Mata still remains a Man United player as of now and he has managed to appear in 265 games for the club with 50 goals to his name.

Mata's goals have come at crucial times, including an FA Cup final equaliser in the 2016 final, which Man United went on to win. Also, he scored a brace in a 2015 away win to Liverpool, with his second strike being a wonderful bicycle kick.

Manchester United complete a club-record signing of Juan Mata which has since been broken several times
Manchester United complete a club-record signing of Juan Mata which has since been broken several times

For three consecutive seasons from 2014 to 2017 Mata managed to net 10 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils.

Mata's age means his role in the team is much different right now and he is viewed as a sporadic member of the squad.

However, he brought a good amount of goals and creativity to Man United and will surely get a good farewell when his time at Old Trafford is up.

The ones that got away

Cesc Fabregas

Moyes admitted he wanted to sign the ex-Arsenal ace from Barcelona only to miss out to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

Now playing at Monaco, Fabregas admitted he spoke to the club about a potential move.

"I wouldn't say close (to joining) but I did talk to David Moyes a couple of times."

It proved to be the right decision with Fabregas winning two league titles under Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

Toni Kroos

The German international was poised to sign for Man United after having spoken to Moyes. A verbal agreement was made about him joining from Bayern Munich.

That was until Moyes got sacked with the side in seventh position and unable to qualify for UEFA Champions League soccer.

"Toni Kroos had agreed to come to Manchester United with me," Moyes told talkSPORT.

Toni Kroos has won the Champions League three times since joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014
Toni Kroos has won the Champions League three times since joining Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014

"I met him and his wife and we agreed it all when he was at Bayern Munich."

Bids for Everton's Leighton Baines and Fabio Coentrao of Real Madrid also reportedly fell through under Moyes.

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