Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that the Premier League champions will look to make new additions in January if the players meet their criteria.
The former Everton boss endured a lacklustre summer transfer after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, having missed out on the signings of Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas, Real Madrid duo Sami Khedira and Fabio Coentrao, and former player Leighton Baines from Everton.
United are having a crisis in their midfield with Michael Carrick and Phil Jones sidelined with injuries.Moyes earlier admitted that he is looking to bring in additions so that they could go into the first team - but only if the right player is available.
"To talk about January and make it sound as if that would be the place where everything is cured and any problems would be resolved would be wrong," the Mirror quoted Moyes as saying.
"It is not me saying we are not going to buy anyone in January. We are going to try to if the opportunity is there, but they have to fit the right criteria. If not, we will have to wait until the summer and see if we can get them then."
Moyes is looking to bring in players to be a part of a long-term project at Old Trafford, capable of contributing to the club on both the domestic and European stage.
"The thing about this club is that we always think long term. I am thinking how we are going to have a side that is going to be competing in the Champions League and right at the top end of the Premier League for four or five years," he said.
"It has to be a continual building process here. We will continue to look to do that. In any one window you couldn't change it all around anyway. It takes maybe two, three or four windows to do that."
United are being linked with a move to sign Montpellier star Remy Cabella who has been dubbed the new Zidane. However, the Premier League champions could face competition from their league rivals Arsenal, as reports suggest the Gunners are believed to be interested in his signature.
In addition, the Express reports that Moyes is ready to make another bid for Baines after failing during the summer.