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Gill denies cash limitations

28 May 2010 - 07:55:21

Manchester United chief executive David Gill says that manager Sir Alex Ferguson still has a free hand in the transfer market, despite talk of the club's debts placing a curb on potential spending.

Ferguson has stated that he doesn't expect to be very busy in the summer transfer market, with Gill insisting that funds are in place should the Scot decide that a number of new faces are needed at Old Trafford.

Gill told The Independent: "The money is there. People say Alex is saying that because he has to. Anyone who knows Alex Ferguson knows he wouldn't say that if he didn't mean what he said.

"The money is definitely there. The results for the quarter ending 31 March will show the figures are about £95million cash.

"We are not in a situation whereby Alex is restricted in what he wants to do with the club and his modus operandi as a manager.

"We have never said 'you can't do that, we have to pay interest (on the debt)'.

"I can look you in the eye and say that. He would say exactly the same thing. People don't believe it.

"We never said to him 'you can't go for that player because he's too much'."

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