We thought that Manchester United were pretty impressive this season on the way to their 20th top-flight title but news reported by Mail Online this morning gives shivers to United’s rivals with the club’s owners – the Glazer family – promising to back Sir Alex Ferguson in the transfer market during the summer.
“Having spoken with the Glazer family, I think there’s every intention we want to kick on now,” said United’s brilliant manager on Friday.
The worrying aspect to United’s rivals is that the club appear best positioned to cope with UEFA’s new Financial Fair Play rules and clubs that generate the most money will have the least to be concerned about.
With the Old Trafford club agreeing multi-million sponsorship deals for various parts of the football club Ferguson admits that their commercial growth will help to buy them the best players in Europe, saying: “Yeah. Absolutely. I hope so. Yeah, it will.
“There’s no doubt that, worldwide, it (the commercial operation) seems to me to be getting bigger. It has been fantastic and that’s credit to the commercial people. They’ve done a great job and of course the football team has been the platform for that. But they’re capitalising on such a great profile of the club.”
Speaking about his well thought out plans for the upcoming summer transfer market, Ferguson said: “I don’t think we need to rebuild at all — possibly two players. It depends if a player came along that we felt met our criteria.
“I think we’d push the boat out and get him, irrespective of how many players we had.”
There’s clearly a message of intent from Ferguson who will have money to spend to strengthen his squad this season after already securing Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha on a pre-contract agreement.