David Moyes

Manchester United are considering a January move in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia and Athletic Bilbao's Benat Etxebarria in January.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Premier League champions' manager David Moyes have set their eyes on signing the two Spanish midfielders in the mid-season transfer window as he looks to bolster United's midfield.

Garcia has been impressive for Atletico in their midfield this season, managing six goals and one assist in 14 league appearances while Etxebarria has scored one goal and registered three assists in 14 La Liga matches.

The report claims the Old Trafford outfit will have further negations with Atletico and Bilbao in the next few weeks over the potential transfer of the duo to England in the January transfer window. Etxebarria re-joined his current employers earlier in the summer from Real Betis.

Moyes was in the attendance during the Spanish capital club's 2-0 win over FC Porto in the Champions League. Garcia was on the score sheet and has seen the midfielder personally, while in action for the Madrid club.

United currently have the services of Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley as the first choice players in the central midfield position. Moyes has deployed Ryan Giggs and Phil Jones in the midfield role, however, the England international joins summer signing Marouane Fellaini and hosts of other players on the treatment table.

Meanwhile, United stopper David de Gea has revealed that the Red Devils are working extra time to set the season right, under the guidance of Moyes, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson last summer.

United were knocked out of the FA Cup after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in the third round tie at Old Trafford, while they lost the first leg of the semi-final clash of the Capital One Cup against Sunderland.

In the league, they sit seventh in the table with 34 points from 20 games, trailing league leaders Arsenal by 11 points and five points adrift from fourth place Liverpool.

"We frequently stay after training to practice crossing and finishing. We do it especially when there are no matches in the following days and I think the extra training helps me and the other players to improve," De Gea told United's official website.