David Moyes has insisted Manchester United don’t need Champions League football to appeal to the world’s best players this summer, according to the
United were eliminated from this year’s competition on Wednesday night by holders Bayern Munich, going down to a 4-2 aggregate defeat. Meanwhile, the Premier League champions look unlikely to qualify for next year’s tournament by virtue of their league position – United are currently seventh with five games to play, seven points short of a top four place.
“My focus is on getting a side together to get back in the Champions League,” Moyes said. “We’re looking to spend the right money on players who are available and it’s not anything to do with Champions League.
“Any players we’ve quietly discussed it with are more than happy to join Manchester United. They know it’s not a long-term thing.”
United ended last season 11 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. Moyes, appointed from Everton to replace the retiring Ferguson, has seen United fall 13 points adrift of their neighbours.