United owners give Moyes funds to bring in one or other of the world class forwards this summer.
David Moyes has been told by Man United owners the Glazers that he will have the funds available to make a serious offer for either Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale this summer, according to The Sun.
Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is reportedly the Scot’s first choice but Moyes will turn to Tottenham sensation Bale if the Portuguese signs a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Moyes is keen to put his own mark on the team as United get ready for their first season in the Premier League without Sir Alex Ferguson, and the signing of a world class talent would be a big statement for the former Everton manager to make so early on.
United’s interest in Ronaldo was cranked up a notch on Thursday after the 28-year old tweeted that reports of contract talks between himself and Madrid were untrue. The Portugal international has two years remaining on his current deal in the Spanish capital.
All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 13, 2013
Ronaldo was sold to Los Blancos for £80m in 2009, and Moyes will reportedly have to break the world record fee by offering £85m for the player to return to Old Trafford ahead of the new season.
The same fee will be demanding by Spurs for winger Gareth Bale, who won both the PFA player and young player of the year this season, and has been the subject of constant rumours linking him with a move away from White Hart Lane since the end of the season.