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United hand Moyes £100m to ease fears
David Moyes has vowed to carve his own place in Manchester United’s history — and he will have a transfer fund of close to £100 million to spend to make his mark. The United manager admits he is driven by a “level of fear” about the task of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, but his statement of intent comes with the Glazer family, United’s American owners, eager to underline their support for Moyes by smashing the British transfer record to sign Gareth Bale, the Tottenham Hotspur forward. United confirmed yesterday that they had made a second bid for Cesc Fàbregas, although that offer, thought to be in excess of the £30.75 million club-record fee paid to Spurs for Dimitar Berbatov in 2008, was also rejected by Barcelona. Moyes said he wants to make at least two signings this summer — “It could be more, it could be less, depending on what happens,” he claimed — as he sets about putting his stamp on the Barclays Premier League champions. “It has to be a new era,” said Moyes, whose team face Yokohama F. Marinos at the Nissan Stadium in Japan today. “My job now is to make my history.”
The Daily Mail runs an exclusive interview with David Moyes, who explains why he’s desperate to win his first trophy - though he won’t be counting the FA Community Shield. “I would have thought that’s a trophy that, if Manchester United went on to win, that would be one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s because he got the team there. I’m actually hoping to look at the other trophies - that’s my target.”
Elsewhere, The Mirror says United will launch a third bid for Cesc Fabregas despite reports that Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has told the Reds to back off as he is a “key part of our project.”