Why Manchester United fans shouldn't panic over a lack of spending

David Moyes

There is absolutely no need for Manchester United fans to panic just yet over the club’s lack of spending this summer.

With Manchester United well into their pre-season schedule and already trying to keep the lid on a couple of friendly defeats, the pressure is growing on David Moyes to make big money signings which are going to push the current side on another level.

There will be a slight sense of panic among some sections of supporters but that doesn’t have to be the case, with plenty of time remaining before the start of the new season for David Moyes to work on new signings for the club.

“I don't think the lads are too bothered who the players are that other teams are signing. It's totally irrelevant, we're just concentrating on ourselves and we know what to do,” said defender Phil Jones.

United already have a good core group of players together who were good enough to win the Premier League title last season so even if the club didn’t bring in any players this summer, the squad would head into the new campaign and be competitive.

The summer transfer window runs for a very long time and though it’s not ideal to start a season without a fully complete squad in place, it’s not the end of the world if United find themselves in that situation.

One of the things Moyes has to bear in mind when he approaches the transfer market this summer is the value he’s getting in deals and how much his club are being forced to stretch to meet price tags and demands of the players United are targeting.

Sir Alex Ferguson was never afraid to pay a big fee for a player but one of the things, which looks as though it’s already being maintained in the Moyes era is the club’s ability to get the best value out of transfers.

The Cesc Fabregas situation is the perfect example. The Spaniard is a player that United want and someone who would ultimately improve the side but if Moyes can’t get him within what the club deems good value, United won’t pay over the odds and they’ll move on.

“The new season [will be] interesting. Teams have got new managers, I'm sure if we're anywhere near what we were at the start of last season then we'll be fine,” added Jones.

That’s a very significant point because so many of United’s title challengers head into the new season with relative uncertainty hanging over themselves.

Manchester City are being guided by a manager with no experience in English football and Jose Mourinho hasn’t rolled out the big guns in terms of signings down at Stamford Bridge.

It’s very much a case of patience and having faith in the Manchester United officials and setup to resist the urge to panic and end up agreeing to overly expensive deals which detract from the quality of the players coming in.

Are you concerned by the club’s lack of spending so far this summer?

image: © illarterate

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch