Manchester United are determined to make the Theatre of Dreams exactly that.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has revealed that there is no end in sight to United’s incredible spending, as they continue to snap up the top talent on the market.
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At an officials fans forum, the Daily Mail claim Woodward confirmed that United would “continue to look to strengthen the squad and to reward young talent” in the upcoming months, as he cited the emergence of young Brazilian forward Andrea Perriera as extremely promising for the future.
After spending close to $400 million on new players — Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin to name a few — since Louis Van Gaal was appointed manager last summer, the Red Devils are looking to ruthlessly outspend the rest of the PL as Woodward also revealed his delight at their commercial success with revenue levels set to soar past the $750 million mark this year thanks to their place back in the UEFA Champions League.
So, who could United be looking to
blow use all of their cash on in the coming months?
They have been heavily linked with two more speedy attackers, with Neymar and Sadio Mane both subjects of transfer bids, while the Thomas Muller rumors just won’t go away. Add into the mix suggestions that Cristiano Ronaldo could return for a second spell at Old Trafford next summer and any of those signings would cost a boat load of cash.
Numerous reports claim that Neymar is United’s top target, even though the Brazilian forward has said on numerous occasions he is happy playing alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Barcelona. However, if Neymar fancies a chance at being a main man on one of the world best known club’s, United will pounce. With crosstown rivals Manchester City spending $150 million on Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling this summer, plus Chelsea and Arsenal locking up top talent, United’s progress as Premier League title contenders and getting back to the top in Europe hinges on attracting big name players back to Old Trafford.
The coffers are filling up nicely. Now van Gaal has to spend that transfer kitty wisely as he enters the halfway point of his three-year deal at Old Trafford.