Manchester United are pursuing another of Arsenal's former stars with the side believed to be hoping to sign Alex Song in the January transfer window.

After a disappointing summer in which David Moyes and incoming chairman Ed Woodward were only able to land one target, and at an inflated price, the side have reconsidered their transfer policy after the club's owners were reportedly particularly unhappy with their failure to attract big names.

The changeover at United when Sir Alex Ferguson retired was always going to be a difficult one and it certainly was a challenging summer for Moyes as he missed out on midfield and defensive targets before finally landing Marouane Fellaini on deadline day.

And now Spanish paper AS are claiming that United are hoping to make up for their past failings with a huge bid for Song, who has struggled for game time with the Catalonian giants since his move to the side from Arsenal in 2012.

Song was voted as one of the worst La Liga signings of that season, alongside former Tottenham man Luka Modric, and with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Sergio Busquets ahead of the midfielder in the starting line-up at Barcelona the 25 year old could be looking for a move out as he searches for more game time.

The star would certainly compliment United's midfield and be the big-name signing fans were hoping for last summer. Moyes is reportedly keen to show that he has learned from his mistakes and after six months in charge of one of the world's biggest clubs the manager will be capable of getting important deals over the line.

After being unable to convince Barcelona to part with midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Song might be a more realistic target having played just 29 times last season.