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There may be no January signings at United - Moyes

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Moyes: We will hang in there

David Moyes, who has only recruited £27 million Marouane Fellaini since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, has warned fans that he may not buy anyone in January.

United head to Sunderland on Saturday, where defeat would be the first time since the 2001-02 season they have lost thre Premier League matches in a row.

But Moyes, who on Friday insisted he is the right man for the job at United, admits he may not be able to sign the right players in the mid-season transfer window - with the Scot targeting quality over quantity.

"I'll look at January, but I wouldn't want people to have big expectations about what you would sign or do," Moyes told the Telegraph. "I don't think January has, in the main, been a really good month to sign really top players.

"If you're in trouble near the bottom of the league you might make signings if you're desperate for something, but I think we will be looking for the top players.

"The quality of players I've got here they are really top-end and great players to work with, but undoubtedly we will, in time, try to make that ¬better. That's the part of the job; the job is to make progress. United won the league last year and I want to try and progress on that.

"Will we win it again? Will we go and try to win the cups if possible as well? Yes, but we'll look to add to the squad if the right players become available. We wanted to try and get one or two players in during the summer, which we said at the time.

"It wasn't that we needed many more players, it was a need for one or two that could definitely help and affect the first team."

Robin van Persie faces a late fitness test ahead of the match at the Stadium of Light after picking up a toe injury at Shakhtar Donetsk, while Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit after sitting out the midweek draw.

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