David Moyes

Manchester United legend Andy Cole insists that David Moyes will make additions to the Red Devils' squad in the January transfer window.

The Premier League champions had a poor summer transfer window, with Marouane Fellaini being the only high-profile signing. The lack of transfer business is widely viewed as a key factor in United's poor results under their new manager.

Moyes had earlier revealed that United will look to make signings only if the players fit the right criteria. He also admitted that he would be looking to offload few fringe first-team players in January.

The 50-year-old Scot has stressed that United are not keen on bringing new faces to Old Trafford in January as Moyes believes the mid-season transfer window is not the right time to make changes to the squad. However, Cole revealed that he would not be surprised to see a few additions to the squad in January.

"From all the noises coming out of the camp, I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit of activity. Our club, historically, doesn't do too much in January but we have a new manager with new ideas," the Express quoted Cole as saying.

"I just wonder who will want to sell their better players halfway through a season. There are also inflated prices to consider as well. You get chairmen bumping prices up because they know their players are in demand and other clubs will pay what they have to pay for what they need.

"Those chairmen are in very powerful positions, especially if the players concerned are tied down to long-term contracts," the former United striker concluded.

The English champions have been linked with a move for Marco Reus, who has a €35m release clause in his contract. However, the German midfielder has ruled out a possibility of a January move after insisting that he is happy at Borussia Dortmund.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid star Koke has also been on Moyes' radar and reports suggested that United will make a £25m bid for the Spaniard in January. The former Everton manager went personally to scout the midfielder while in action during the 2-0 Champions League victory over FC Porto.