Glazers to fund Fergie spree

12 June 2009 08:22
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. 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. "Only the paranoia of some supporters 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."

Source: SKY_Sports