Manchester United Need to Spend, Spend, Spend this Summer
After losing out to Manchester City for the Premier League title all eyes are going to be on Manchester United and how they look to match their big-spending rivals, but chief executive David Gill insists the Red Devils can compete with their ‘noisy neighbours’.
The 2011/12 season ended in dramatic circumstances as injury-time goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero ensured City pipped their rivals to win the Premier League title.
Roberto Mancini’s side is laden with stars and City have spent huge sums of money to bring the best players to the Etihad, which has led many punters who bet on football
predicting the Citizens to dominate the Premier League for years to come due to their financial clout.
As for United it looks like being a long and busy summer for Sir Alex Ferguson as he looks to revamp an aging and struggling squad, with the likes of Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski linked with moves to Old Trafford.
It could be that both Manchester clubs spend big during the off-season before another closely-fought Premier League title battle next season, but there are some fans who fear United could get left behind by their neighbours.
The premiership betting from Bet Victor has City as favourites to retain their title, but their neighbours are not that far behind.
But chief executive Gill has told MUTV they can still compete with City, despite admitting the blue half of the city have “raised the bar” when it comes to spending, and there is money for new faces this summer.
He added: "Funds are available without a doubt. We can still pay very well in terms of wages and transfer fees.”
While all eyes are on big-money faces coming into Old Trafford, there is likely to be a big sigh of relief with the news veteran midfielder Paul Scholes has signed a one-year contract extension.
He came out of retirement in January and the 37-year-old played a key role for United, and more of the same will be hoped from Scholes as United look to wrestle the Premier League title back.
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