GLAZERS TO GIVE MOYES MONEY IN JANUARY
'The Glazer family are ready to invest substantially to re-shape David Moyes' Manchester United squad in recognition of the new manager's claim that he has inherited a club short of world-class players,' report the Independent.
The only problem with this development is that a lack of transfer funds was not the issue over the summer. "Isn't it great that the club says, 'There's no budget here, you go get who you want to get, just go and do it'," said Moyes on July 14, before United failed with moves for a number of top midfield targets.
The Independent claim that United will respond to their poor start 'opportunistically' in January rather than make a detailed shortlist of players they want to sign, which doesn't sound very convincing at all.
And they add: 'The club's owners the Glazers acknowledge that the Premier League may be far more competitive this season, despite the indifferent starts that Chelsea and Manchester City have again experienced, and that it may take time and patience, as well as investment, to see the club through the managerial succession.'
How much Moyes could be given in January is open to debate, with The Times claiming there is £100m to spend and The Mirror only £50m.
UNITED EYE HINTEREGGER
One player who looks like he might be on his way to Old Trafford is Red Bull Salzburg defender Martin Hinteregger.
The Austrian Under-21 international is being tracked by a host of top clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus, but it's thought that United are leading the race for his signature.
"I confirm, there is interest in me from Manchester United and a top Italian club," Hinteregger told TuttoJuve.com.
"I am honoured, I honestly did not expect that.
"Actually my goal is to stay here, but in any case I will talk to my agent and consider whether a transfer might be beneficial."
KAGAWA FACES UP TO FIGHT
Shinji Kagawa believes his Manchester United future could be on the line after a testing start to life under David Moyes.
'The Japan midfielder, a £17 million buy from Borussia Dortmund in June 2012, endured another setback in his efforts to win over the new United manager by being substituted at half-time for "tactical reasons" during the 2-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday,' report the Telegraph.
"I have to take this like some kind of message (from the manager)," Kagawa told Japanese newspaper The Hochi Simbun. "I need to improve more and more, or I cannot survive at this club. I have to take this in a positive way and keep trying to do my best.
"I wasn't involved that much (against West Brom) and I didn't touch the ball enough but I was trying to be patient, so I didn't feel that bad at half-time.
"I thought I would have been able to find some space to create the chances in the second half, so in that sense I was disappointed to have been substituted."
RAMOS HEADING FOR REAL MADRID EXIT
Quick line from The Sun now, who claim that Sergio Ramos could be heading for the exit door at Real Madrid after his demands for a payrise were ignored.
Presumably Ramos has seen the fat wad Cristiano Ronaldo is now earning, and decided that he also wants a bigger piece of the money pie.
Mmm, delicious money pie.
Mesut Ozil's frustrations over failing to gain a bigger contract led to him jumping ship to Arsenal and Ramos could do the same in the summer amid interest from PSG and Manchester City.
AND THE REST
Carlos Cuellar insists manager Paolo Di Canio had to be axed because he 'fractured the family'...Pepe Reina admits he could have been the Arsenal number one tonight...West Brom wonderkid Saido Berahino will boost his pay packet by 20 times if he agrees a new contract...Tottenham have sent scouts to run the rule over Athletic Bilbao forward Ibai Gomez...Martin Jol fears he is a dead man walking at Fulham...Andre Villas-Boas is under pressure to bring Emmanuel Adebayor back into his first-team plans at Tottenham...West Brom boss Steve Clarke has a £1.7million deal in place for loan star Morgan Amalfitano...Owner Peter Coates has moved to heal a dressing-room rift by ordering Stoke's players to end public criticism of former manager Tony Pulis.