New boss Moyes given backing to shape his own squad at Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is set to be handed a £60m transfer kitty to bring in new players this summer, according to The Telegraph.
Having been announced as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at the end of last season, the Glazers are expected to back their new manager in the transfer market to allow him to stamp his own authority on the Old Trafford squad.
Moyes begins life as United boss next week, before taking his new squad on a tour of the Far East and Australia which begins with a friendly on July 13.
It is widely believed that Moyes will target at least three signings, with Leighton Baines, Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara and Robert Lewandowski all at the top of his list.
Speculation linking him with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be mere rumours, despite the Portuguese star revealing he hasn’t begun negotiations with Real Madrid over an extension.
The former United star would demand a high transfer fee, arguably beyond the means of United, even though there are plans in place to offload the likes of Nani, Anderson and Patrice Evra.
Moyes will hope to bring in a few new faces ahead of his first campaign in charge, and with the undoubted pressure that will be on shoulders to deliver immediately, the Glazers are rumoured to recognise the necessity to strengthen where possible.
United brought in both Robin Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa last summer, and they are widely tipped to continue their spending in the forthcoming months.