Manchester United Chief Insists The Club Has Money to Spend on New Players

“Sir Alex, you know that player you wanted….” David Gill insists money is available for Old Trafford additions.

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Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson (L) speaks with Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill during a news conference in New York, May 18, 2010. It was announced during the news conference that the 2009 English Premier League champion Manchester United will play four games against Major League Soccer clubs during a North American tour this summer. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (United States - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Manchester United chief executive David Gill insists there is money available should Sir Alex Ferguson want to dip into the transfer market.

The Red Devils have not splashed out so far this summer with certain sections of the supporters becoming frustrated that the owners of the club are not freeing the necessary funds for a big-name signing.

This comes after the Old Trafford outfit opted to sell star man Cristiano Ronaldo for a big fee last summer, but have not used the money to go back into the market.

United have spent £20million on new players already though, with former Fulham defender Chris Smalling and Mexico striker Javier Hernandez agreeing moves earlier in the year.

The likes of Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema have all been linked with a switch to Manchester, and Gillhas reiterated that manager Ferguson has money to spend.

“The money is there if we believe there is a player who can improve what we believe is a very good squad,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

“The team has been together for a number of years and done very well. In order to improve it a player has to be of a very high quality.” (Sky Sports)

With the exception of Manchester City this transfer window hasn’t quite taken off as yet and even though Manchester United have picked up something of a bargain in Mexican international Javier Hernandez they may well be thinking of further additions and have been linked with a plethora of talent so far this summer. David Gill must be at pains to try to persuade the club’s supporters that the mountain of debt brought to the club will not affect Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans to bring in new additions, but surely it must have some effect?

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