Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill has reassured fans that United can still compete with their rivals.
Manchester City’s annual wage bill has recently overtaken United’s, and some feared that this demonstrated United were falling behind in their challengers. However, Gill told The Telegraph, “I am not concerned by that as ever since we have been a public company we have had a policy that wages should be 50 per cent or less of turnover. We believe we can do that and still retain an attract the stars we need on the pitch.”
Fergie wants Reina.
Sir Alex Ferguson wants Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina to replace Edwin van der Sar.
The Daily Mirror reports that Reina is unhappy with Roy Hodgson, and Ferguson is preparing to strike. “Ferguson has been assured that money will be made available for big signings after the Glazer family promised Wayne Rooney they will compete in the transfer market, and Reina would set them back £12million.”
If the move went ahead, the Spaniard will be the first player to move between the clubs since Phil Chisnall moved from Anfield to Old Trafford in 1964.
Evra: Utd not finished.
Manchester United left back Patrice Evra has ensured fans that Manchester United are far from finished.
The Frenchman told Sky Sports: “It’s a big mistake to say Manchester United is finished.” He added, in a clear response to the Rooney debacle, “The star at Manchester United is the team, not one player. Everyone at the club understands that mentality. All young lads want to play for this club because they respect the shirt, because the shit is the biggest story – it’s our history.”
Evra seems pretty confident that the club can maintain their status in the coming seasons.