United still in the market for 'top class' additions
Manchester United – Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill plot their next move
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has revealed that a meeting will take place with Sir Alex Ferguson today to decide which direction the club will take in the final month of the transfer window.
United have so far spent in excess of £50 million this summer, bringing in winger Ashley Young, young defender Phil Jones and keeper David De Gea as a replacement for the retired Edwin van der Sar.
And as the club return from their successful pre-season tour of the USA, during which United won all five matches and amassed 20 goals in total against their American opposition, Gill admits that talks need to take place over what United will do next transfer wise.
:When you're on tour, it's slightly more difficult with time zones and other priorities, but clearly when we get back, we'll be into the office on Monday and we’ll sit down, assess it and see what we believe is the situation with Alex and his coaches," Gill said.
"It's clear to say that in order to get into the United team you have to be a top class player and those are the sort of players we want. There are not many around and if they are around they may not be available, partly because of the contractual situation for themselves or the views of the club.
"The important point to say is you never know. I've been around long enough to know that things can change quite quickly in football."
One issue that just won’t die for United is their link to Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder. While Ferguson denied to the press yesterday that the club had made a bid for the star, Sneijder admitted today that should United come knocking, like Gill's sentiments, anything can happen.
"What is going to happen we will see, but I am a happy guy," Sneijder said. "There is always speculation, every year. I have been at the highest level for ten years and there is always speculation, but look, I am still here.
"I am happy to train every day with my colleagues and play my games for the fans and every one at the club and whatever happens after that, we will see."
United have been connected to numerous midfielders, including Luka Modric and Samir Nasri, as their search continues for a replacement for the retired Paul Scholes. And with the transfer window now in the final month, the club will no doubt be making a list of targets to complete deals with in the next 31 days.