Limitless budget puts Man Utd back in contention for Ronaldo and Bale
Apparently the new Old Trafford boss David Moyes has a limitless budget in the signing of a world class player. The new Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has confirmed that the Premier League champions won’t be troubled by financial restrictions if David Moyes chooses to run after a world class player.
Such statements have put Manchester United back in contention for the signatures of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo or the Tottenham Hotspur prodigy Gareth Bale. Edward Woodward, who has replaced David Gill as the main administrator of the club, claims Manchester Unite will be ready to break the £30.75 million record they made when they signed in Dimitar Berbatov in 2008 from Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester have been strongly linked with their former star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese winger has refused to ink a contract extension, just like the wantaway star Wayne Rooney. According to reports, Manchester United have set aside £60 or £70 million for a big signing.
Ed Woodward claims David Moyes will be given the same kind of freedom Sir Ale Ferguson was awarded with. This clearly indicates that Manchester United are back in the market for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
News in England suggests Cristiano Ronaldo wants to come back to his old home in the Premier League. Interestingly, the 28-year-old Portugal international has inked a new contract with Real Madrid, which means Cristiano Ronaldo will be available at a cut-price in the transfer market if the forward hands in a transfer request next year.
On the other hand, Gareth Bale is still unsettled at White Hart Lane. Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has managed to reduce speculation about Gareth Bale moving away from the club, but the Welsh forward hasn’t inked a new contract and hasn’t confirmed if he want to stay with Tottenham Hotspur next season.
Ed Woodward rubbished reports suggesting that the Glazer family were a big hindrance for Manchester United’s managers when it came to spending money. Ed Woodward claims David Moyes will be given the same kind of support Sir Alex Ferguson had.
“I want to continue from where David Gill left us and David Moyes from Sir Alex,” Ed Woodward added. “The way we worked with Alex was he would identify the transfer targets and take them to Joel [Glazer] and David [Gill], who would have discussions which ended with them backing him in the transfer market every single time and we see that continuing with David Moyes.
“We could have broken the transfer record in the past if we’d wanted to. Alex may not have got all the players he wanted but that was never down to not releasing funds. There’s never been a cut-off price. We haven’t got money burning a hole in our pocket but we have a strategy on player purchases and if David wants to go after a stellar player he can do that.”