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Monday 23 October 2017

United to break transfer record if LVG wants to

MANCHESTER United Chief Executive Ed Woodward insists the club are ready and willing to break the British transfer record if new manager Louis van Gaal decides they need to do so.

Such a move would cause United to break the £50million record transfer fee paid by Chelsea for Fernando Torres in 2011.

When asked whether United would be willing to pay a similar amount for a player, Woodward said: "It is in our capabilities. The club are not afraid of doing that - spending significant amounts of money in the transfer market.

"Whether it's a record or not doesn't really resonate with us. What resonates is a top, top elite player that the manager wants that is going to be a star for Manchester United.

We are in a very strong financial position."

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