Louis Van Gaal has challenged the Manchester United board to buy him a team capable of winning the Premier League title.
Since Van Gaal took over at Old Trafford last summer, Man United have splashed out more than £150m on new players.
United secured a fourth-placed finish in the league this season but van Gaal insists more must be spent so the club can go one step further.
Whilst confident in his own abilities as a manager, the Dutchman admitted that achieving his ambitions at the club will not be easy:
Speaking about his future plans, Van Gaal said: “The board of Manchester United shall say now we have to battle for the championship. It’s a fantastic challenge but that’s also dependable on how we can purchase very good players and how we can improve our balance in our selection.
“When you see against Arsenal what I have to do to change, I have to put players on other positions that I never play and that’s a pity because the balance in our play was not good.
“We need two players in every position and then they can perform more easily. The board has purchased me to win the title and my curriculum says that.
“Of course I want to win titles and I want to win it for the fans but also for myself. The biggest challenge is what your ambition is and my ambition is to give titles but it is not easy. We will fight till the end and I shall give everything in me to build a new champions team.”
The news will be exciting to most United fans but it is worrying that the club continue to pour money into their problems.
Sir Alex Ferguson prided himself on nurturing home grown talents and it may be a while before we see players like Paul Scholes and Gary Neville working their way through the academy systems again.