David Gill is confident Manchester United will be able to challenge their big-spending noisy neighbours in the transfer market this summer.

However, the United chief executive admits his club could quite easily be "out-muscled" by Manchester City when going for certain targets and concedes they may have to resort to charm to persuade some players to snub the millions on offer at the Etihad Stadium.

"We believe we can compete," Gill said. "Our turnover and our cash profits demonstrate we can invest in players as necessary. Other clubs may pay slightly more but we pay very good salaries."

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