Manchester United chief executive David Gill insists the club have the cash to compete in the transfer market despite Sir Alex Ferguson's claim that Manchester City "pay stupid money and silly salaries".

United are aiming to strengthen this summer, with Borussia Dortmund duo Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandowski believed to be on his radar. However, it is anticipated Lille's Edin Hazard will join City ahead of United, just as Samir Nasri ended up at the Etihad Stadium 12 months ago when Ferguson thought he had completed a deal to sign him.

Nevertheless, the Old Trafford outfit are adamant they are not being left behind: "Funds are available without a doubt," Gill told MUTV.

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