Manchester United latest: Champions League exit & Moyes on signings

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Manchester United were defeated 3-1 by Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie with the German champions. They exit the competition 4-2 on aggregate to the holders.

Vice captain Patrice Evra scored the opening goal of the game that hung 1-1 in the balance but the Red Devils held onto their lead for less than two minutes before Mario Mandzukic equalized for the hosts.

Manager David Moyes insists failure to qualify for the Champions League will not affect his summer plans in the transfer market.

"Any players we've quietly discussed it with are more than happy to join Manchester United," he insisted.

"The club have never had any problems. We're looking to spend the right money on players who are available and it's not anything to do with the Champions League."

United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville agreed that United won’t need the Champions League to attract top players this summer.

"I've never bought into the theory that United will struggle to sign players because they're not in the Champions League for one season," he told Sky Sports.

"They've got to target the players and get them as early as possible. That was the problem last season, the main targets they didn't get.”

Meanwhile, United midfielder Darren Fletcher believes United can win the league next season with new signings to boost the squad, which will increase competition for places and bring out the best in the current crop.

"The boys have got to play well to stay in the manager's thoughts for next season," the United midfielder said.

"There is talk of a lot of changes so if you get an opportunity to play you have to go out there and perform and to show the manager that you want to be at United, that you are capable of being at United and you are good enough.”

Defender Phil Jones believes United need to be in the Champions League as soon as possible.

"It's hugely important we get back in it as soon as possible," the United defender said.

"Manchester United need to be in the Champions League.”

In transfer news, United continue to be linked with a move for Toni Kroos.

Moyes also remains adamant United can ‘bounce back’ from their exit from European competitions this term.

"We won't have Champions League football [next season] but I don't think it is far away," he said.

"We need to rebuild, and our focus now is to get a team that can get back in this competition. My job is just to get on with it. [This] is disappointing but the focus now is that we get a team ready to get back in there. It's a great competition, we've really enjoyed it and we need to get back in it."

Manchester United now have ten days to prepare for their next match against Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League which will see the first return to the Toffees of the former manager since he took over at Old Trafford after 11 years in charge on Merseyside with the Blues.

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