Manchester United have been given permission to break the current £86million world transfer record held by Gareth Bale in order to strengthen the squad, Guardian reports.

Real Madrid purchased Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a staggering £86million, eclipsing the £80million fee for Cristiano Ronaldo four years earlier.

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And prior to Man United’s pre-season friendly with LA Galaxy, newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal has been told he is allowed to buy whoever is necessary, with money not being an issue.

“It’s difficult to deal in hypotheticals based on lots of different things,” Ed Woodward said.

“The reality is that we’re not afraid of spending significant amounts of money in the transfer market.”

The club’s executive vice-chairman added: “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.”

The Red Devils have already spent £28.5million on Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and £27million on Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, but will continue this spree to land the right players.

“Of course it’s in our capabilities,” he said. “You guys think about the money in a way that I don’t. I get pointed in the direction of a target that the manager wants and there is an assessment of what that might cost and I’ll negotiate hard to do the best I can on the trade.

“I stand by what I said – there is no budget. We are in a very strong financial position. We can make big signings.”

 

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  • User Avatar
    Gbade Ajao
    3 months ago

    Pls sign best player in any club plssssss

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  • User Avatar
    David Winter
    3 months ago

    Hopefully united wont get anyone and fall straight back into there rightful place of mediocrity sorry fellas no more fergy time for you no more bullying refs all down hill from here on in

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    • Mji
      3 months ago

      Sniff sniff….. I smell hatred and jealousy….lol. Laughable. How your catching up on united news :)

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    Imran Khan
    3 months ago

    Well until now it’s been all talk from ED Woodward, and no action to back his bold claims. To be frank is their any player out their today, who is worth more than the £80m and £86m which Real Madrid folked out for Ronaldo and Bale? Besides Messi who is ‘tied to Barcelona for life’ i cannot think off one! After the sale of Saurez and James it was good timing for Mr Woodward to come out with his new claims. However, if Mr Woodward is not conning the United faithful and the world then he should prove it by signing us both Reus and Hummels by offering a straight £80 million for the pair – why buy one world class played for £80 million when you could buy most probably two. Mr Woodward should then go all out and buy us the best box to box midfielder in the world – Vidal for a straight £40/45 million. Only then we’ll see if ED Woodwards claims are true or just crap!

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  • Big G
    3 months ago

    If you watch the interview you would know that the record he was talking about was a club record transfer, NOT the world record.

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      Imran Khan
      3 months ago

      Now let’s see what he said: ED Woodward’s very own words during the interview. ” It’s in our capabilities to spend £60m, £70, £80m on a player – and we would not be afraid to do that, “he said. So what do you think he is telling, encouraging and ensuring Mr Van Gaal to do? are you that dumb to understand.

      However, he then carry’s on to say,

      ” There is no budget. We are in a very strong financial position. We can make a big signing.

      So Mr Woodward we are all waiting – you have 39 days to prove your words. Oh and have you heard about Liverfool’s interest in Vidal, they are about to bid £45 million and offer him CL football, something we cannot this season. So you better get that ‘No budget’ cheque book out NOW!

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  • Alex sunderland
    3 months ago

    Woodward’s so funny – he actually makes me laugh out loud

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  • adebowale mark
    3 months ago

    We don’t need bale for now,all we need is Di maria and someone like Ajen robben,

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  • jay
    3 months ago

    HANG ON A SECOND, MAN UNITED DONT LACK MONEY!! WHO SAID THAT?? THEY HAVE NOT NEEDED TO BUY PLAYERS TO WIN TITLES RATHER MAKE AND TURN PLAYERS INTO STARS!!! THATS WHAT THEY’RE ABOUT! BUT BECAUSE OF CLUBS LIKE MAN CITY AND CHELSEA AND ALL THE OTHER CLUBS WHO RUIN THE MARKET, MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE GOT TO NOW START TO DIVERSIFY INTO THE MARKET AND COMPETE THE RIGHT WAY!
    MANCHESTER UNITED IS THE BIGGEST CLUB IN TGE WORLD AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT ONE OF TGE RICHEST ALSO!

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