United have been linked with a number of high profile players already, but with Sir Alex claiming that he has the backing of the Glazer family, could United be looking at a marquee arrival?
Last summer United brought in Robin Van Persie and the Dutch striker proved tobe a game changer, helping United ease to the title. Sir Alex is anticipating City making a number of signings to even things up, so a big signing to maintain the advantage would be ideal.
Sir Alex is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror:
“Everything is in place for a big signing. I think that the Glazers have been great. Whenever I have asked, they have delivered. If I ask to go for a certain player, I think they will do that.
“When I spoke about value in the market a while back, I was talking about young, developing players. Maybe there has been a wind of change and I could go for a really top player now. We have a nucleus of young players here, but we may spend something.
“When it’s a top player, it doesn’t matter what position they play in. I will bring them in if they add to the team. Last season we had [Javier] Hernandez, [Danny] Welbeck and [Wayne] Rooney and we still went out and bought Robin van Persie.”
The two names that have been on everyone’s lips are Gareth Bale and a potential return for Cristiano Ronaldo and with Sir Alex saying a ‘big signing’ could be made, and it would be a ‘top player’ it doesn’t come any bigger than these two.