Wednesday July 23 2014
Man Utd: Money no object

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been told he can break the transfer record this summer, which could have implications for Juventus.

The Old Trafford outfit have been linked with a number of players over the past few months, including Bianconeri midfielder Arturo Vidal.

And the club’s executive vice-chairman has insisted that money is no objective for the new Dutch Coach – meaning they can spend over €100m on one player.

“It’s difficult to deal in hypotheticals based on lots of different things,” he is quoted as saying by The Guardian.

“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.

“I stand by what I said – there is no budget. We are in a very strong financial position. We can make big signings. That doesn’t mean we go and throw money around.

“Louis is the manager. We have a lot of scouting output through the last 12 months, flagging up various things to us.

“Louis is the one that makes the ultimate decision around who he wants in the squad. I’m not going to force feed him with a player that he hasn’t selected.”

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