David Moyes has emphatically claimed that he has no budget to stick to in his first summer as Manchester United manager.
Moyes’ first game as manager might not have gone to plan with a 1-0 loss to Singha All-Stars but the Scot sounds very confident about what he can do in terms of bringing players into Old Trafford.
‘There’s no budget here, you go get who you want to get, just go and do it’, Moyes is quoted as saying in The Sun.
“We are looking at the best players. I do think it’s important that we show people we are carrying on the traditions and trying to take the club forward.
“I will not name anybody but certainly we are always looking at the best players.”
Given the Thiago transfer saga, United fans had hoped that the club were finally in the market for a new midfield signing this year and Moyes gave the strongest hint yet that we are indeed looking to sign a midfielder.
“I think we are trying to strengthen in a couple of areas,” he continued.
“We are short in midfield. We are also a club which tends to invest in the youth side, so you can expect us to go for players in that age group.
“We are working hard to make sure the first signing is the right one.
“I have been left a really good team and I want to add to it sensibly.”
While this all sounds splendid, the validity of the quotes are questionable given that they have been not reported in any other publication.
But reporter Charlie Wyett earlier confirmed that he had met with Moyes in Bangkok, so they may well be exclusive quotes to The Sun.
now home after 54 hours in Thailand. No jetlag – was not there long enough. Great to chat with David Moyes in Bangkok tho – I wish him well
— Charlie Wyett (@CharlieWyett) July 13, 2013
If they are indeed true, then Moyes has strayed away from his very closely guarded transfer dealings by admitting that he has as much money as he requires this year to strengthen the squad, which will come as music to the ears of United fans.