Gill: We can still compete for players
Chief executive David Gill insists Manchester United can compete with Manchester City in the transfer market this summer.
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 this summer, just as Samir Nasri ended up at the Etihad Stadium 12 months ago when Sir Alex Ferguson thought he had completed a deal to sign the former Arsenal midfielder.
Nevertheless, the Old Trafford outfit are adamant they are not being left behind.
"Funds are available without a doubt," Gill told MUTV. "We can still pay very well in terms of wages and transfer fees. Clearly City have raised the bar. We have seen that with what they are prepared to pay for players and to them.
"But we need to move on. Financial Fair Play is just around the corner. It is a flagship programme for Michel Platini and how that is implemented and the sanctions that are imposed are going to be interesting."