Manchester United vs. Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday was a thoroughly interesting and an entertaining game but Manchester United’s weaknesses were exposed again as they couldn’t cope with the pace and speedy football from the Ukrainians. Shakhtar totally outplayed Manchester United in the midfield department as their slow midfield was unable to deal with the fast movement of Shakhtar from one end to the other.
Despite of winning the game Moyes definitely noticed the vulnerability and has decided to go for another midfielder. Atletico Madrid’s director José Luis Pérez Caminero confirmed he had talks with David Moyes after Atletico’s 2-0 victory over FC Porto in Spain last night.
Moyes was found watching a game of Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon. Apparently he was watching over a number of potential transfer targets including Atletico’s highly rated midfielder Koke as well as Porto trio Mangala, Fernando and Sandro.
While Caminero admitted Moyes didn’t tell him precisely why he was there, he felt confident that he was there merely on a scouting mission ahead of a potential Champions League clash against Atletico, despite the fact United cannot draw them in the round of 16.
“I guess David Moyes wanted to come and see a Champions League team like ours, they advanced to the next round as well. We spoke, but he didn’t tell me precisely what he was there to see.”