Who will be Moyes’ first United signing?

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David Moyes

Ever since David Moyes took on the daunting task of replacing the irreplaceable Sir Alex Ferguson the football world has been eager to see which direction the new Manchester United boss would move the club.

The speculation has centred around who will be the first major signing. Many think it will be one of Moyes’ former players, Leighton Baines or Marouane Fellaini of Everton, while some believe they will make an ambitious bid for United’s former number seven, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Uruguayan full back could be Moyes’ first signing

However the Daily Express report that the new manager is looking at Guillermo Varela of Penarol. The Uruguayan right back has impressed during a trial at Old Trafford and he, in turn, was delighted with his time with the English champions.

He got a lot of help from striker Javier Hernandez and says he was treated well by the club. He is now flying back to England with Penarol club treasurer Rodolfo Catino to finalise a £1.2m deal.

Could Rooney head to the Emirates?

Meanwhile, the Sun report that Moyes could lose his battle to keep Wayne Rooney at the club. They say that Arsenal are willing and able to afford the striker and Chief executive Ivan Gazidi says that if Arsene Wenger wants him they will make a bid.

The Sun say that Arsenal will be prepared to bid up to £25m for the England striker and can offer £200k per week in wages. Thanks to new kit and TV rights deals the Gunners will have £70m per year to spend on new signings.

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