Gill tells City money may not sway targets
Chief executive David Gill has sent a message to Eden Hazard and other United targets about the benefits of choosing red over blue.
Gill says the commercial benefits and the 'Old Trafford factor' can tilt potential signings United's way in spite of Manchester City's undoubted spending power. The United official remains defiant that the club will continue to attract top talent as Belgian winger Eden Hazard continues to tease supporters of both Manchester clubs as to his next destination - which could be revealed next week. Gill said: "It depends a bit on the player and his advisers and agent. If that player says 'It will just come down to a money thing' then they may out-muscle us. But that's their choice, we still pay very good salaries. "Whilst other clubs may pay slightly more, we pay very good salaries and I think a player coming to Manchester United has the benefit of playing in front of 76,000 every week. "We have our history and heritage, the commercial spin-offs if they want to choose to go down that route as well then they are probably better at Manchester United than other clubs arguably anyway." Gill cites manager Sir Alex Ferguson as a trump card in United's hand with City boss Roberto Mancini's reputation outside the Etihad Stadium thought to be debatable, according to some top players. "We shouldn't be shy or embarrassed or worried about not being able to attract top players because I firmly believe we can. With Alex and what we offer as a club many people want to come and play for us."