Glazers to fund Fergie spree

Fergie has green light to sign targets

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Glazers to fund Fergie spree

Ferguson: Has money to spend

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Manchester United owners the Glazer family have confirmed Sir Alex Ferguson has the green light to strengthen his squad this summer.

The Red Devils have a void to fill in their side with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo set to join Real Madrid in a world record £80million deal.

United have been linked with a host of players this summer, including the likes of Antonio Valencia, Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery.

The club are sure to bring in at least one forward in the close season with Carlos Tevez's future unclear following the conclusion of his loan spell at Old Trafford.

Fears eased

In the meantime fans' fears that the club will not reinvest the proceeds from Ronaldo's proposed sale back into Ferguson's playing squad have been eased by the Glazers.

"The idea Manchester United are motivated by a debt burden is just not true. It is not an issue," a Glazer spokesman said.

"The fact is Cristiano Ronaldo decided, after six years, it was time to move on and the manager said okay.

"Sir Alex Ferguson is in total control of his squad. He is empowered to make whatever decisions he thinks are in the best interests of Manchester United.

"That continues to be the case.

"Nothing that has happened over the past four years would lead you to believe the owners are not going to continue investing in the team.

"A substantial number of world-class players have been brought to the club in the past few years and that will still be the case."

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Chris Fergusson says...

Can £80 million buy the team some personalities?

Posted 18:30 12th June 2009

Andy M says...

And Manchester United fans say that Chelsea bought their success.

Posted 17:06 12th June 2009

Manoj Kumar (Manchester City fan) says...

£80 million - might as well buy Newcastle !!

Posted 12:33 12th June 2009

Mohan Ambali (Manchester United fan) says...

I think the credit goes to the Glazer family for supporting every decision SAF has taken.Ronaldo wanted money and fame,and so has left manu.The space created due to his departure has to be filled with some signings like ribery,benzema,xavi,etc.Its better manu reinvest those money to strengthen the squad,as we know we were outplayed in rome.SAF needs a central midfielder like lampard and gerrard who can control the game and also score goals.SAF knows this and departure of ronaldo will strengthen manu even more stronger.And only time will tell ronaldo that he made a mistake of leaving manu.

Posted 11:43 12th June 2009

David Nash (Manchester United fan) says...

I wasnt too impressed when the Glazer family purchased the club . . . But i must admit, they are proving themselves! I think the signings this season will be key to the clubs long term status more then ever! However, its important not to spend "funny money" just because we've lost Ronaldo! We're not as damaged as we think! Ronaldo forced certain players to play certain ways . . . We'll see the best out of them now, Rooney and Berbatov to name a few.

Posted 09:29 12th June 2009

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