Old Trafford side have the funds to greatly improve their squad this summer.
Man United are ready to hand new boss Louis van Gaal ample transfer funds this summer as he sets about erasing the memory of last term’s shocking seventh place Premier League finish according to the Guardian.
Read more Manchester United FC news.
The Old Trafford side have already spent around £60m on Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw but the club’s chief executive is keen to point out that, if necessary, the Dutch manager would have the backing to make a world transfer record bid with Ed Woodward stating;
“It’s difficult to deal in hypotheticals based on lots of different things,”
“The reality is that we’re not afraid of spending significant amounts of money in the transfer market.”
“Whether it’s a record or not doesn’t really resonate with us. What resonates is an elite player that the manager wants who is going to be a star for Manchester United.”
One wonders whether any available targets would come anywhere near breaking the transfer record but the general feeling is that van Gaal has the all the funds he needs in order to deal with any ‘problem’ areas of his squad.
Defensively Man United could well do with reinforcements given the departure of veteran centre-back Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic and the club could well do with added quality in the central midfield department, with a view to bringing in a player who can make a real impact in the final third.
Among those said to be on van Gaal’s wish-list are Mats Hummels, Angel di Maria, Juan Cuadrado and Dutch pair Stefan de Vrij & Daley Blind.
Man United recently agreed a lucrative £750 kit deal with Adidas which will certainly help to fund big moves in the transfer market though the absence of Champions League action may prove something of an obstacle this summer.