Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side retains the power to compete with the best in the transfer market amid warnings their status as England’s richest club is “at-risk”.
This comes after Deloitte's Football Money League released United's revenue of £627.1 million ($814 million) in 2018-19 put them third overall behind only Barcelona and Real Madrid. But the consulting firm warned United could soon find themselves slipping behind Liverpool and Manchester City due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
"The most important thing for me is we get the results sorted and the performances on the pitch," he said in defence.
"But I know that we’ve got the resources, we’ve got the backing. If we need to go into the transfer market we are still up there so we’re still in a good place."
According to reports, the Red Devils are in talks over a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who could cost as much as £70 million.